Updated: Dec 23, 2021
Monroe Township High School hosted their annual Fall Coffee House event on Monday, November 22, at 6:30 P.M. The event included two sets of performances and an intermission. There were 17 performances total. All of the performers either sang or played an instrument, all playing a song. Some were duos, and there was even a trio. Popular song titles that could have been looked out for were “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Goyte and Kimbra, “Traitor” by Olivia Rodrigo, “Black Bird / Yesterday” by the Beatles, and more!
During intermission, there were snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the cafeteria. I spoke to one of the performers, Noam Haim, a Junior, who sang “The Louvre” and “Supercut” by
Lorde during the second set of performances post intermission. He was very excited and nervous at the same time. He did a wonderful job of singing, and Lorde, the artist of the songs he covered, is an artist he really likes and is seeing perform in April, 2022. Another student, Rayan Bentahar, also a Junior, who only transferred to MTHS last year, sang “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, pictured above.
The high school hosts a coffee house every year in both the Fall and the Spring. Many performers are heavily interested in music and take related classes here at MTHS. Though, there are not any requirements to audition to be in the coffee house. Anyone can audition! Flyers are usually posted around the school with the coffee house information to encourage others to show up and to audition. Tickets are purchased on your way in and cost $5 each. The coffee house takes place in the commons by the stage in between the two cafeterias.
The coffee house event is inspired by the open mic events that may take place at coffee houses. Though, auditions are necessary. There is a student from the video production class that shows up with a camera to film it all. Coffee House auditions are open to everyone! Feel free to audition for or to show up to watch the next coffee house in Spring, 2022.