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Slide Show of Festival Day

The Big Day

It was one of the greatest things I had ever seen. I mean, wow! How can anyone accomplish that level of greatness within the short time that the performers had to practice? These guys were like professionals (but only a handful of them were).

When I was watching it, I felt like I was reborn. I had never felt so alive. It brought out all my emotions in a way that hadn't been done for a long time. I didn't think it would be possible, but during the performance, I cried... more >>


Last Rehearsal Day

Final run-throughs and dress rehearsals took place in the school gym all day long. "Let's do this one more time!" "This is it you guys!" "Remember this is Lincoln Center, right now!" said the group leaders to pump their youth with spirit as they walked in. And one by one, each performance truly felt like Lincoln Center material, proving everyone's determination, talent, and gusto. The Youth Chorus sang powerfully, setting a promising tone with lines such as, "burn the flame of peace eternally." more >>

Journal 1 (April 23)
Journal 2 (May 14)
Journal 3 (May 21)
Journal 4 (June 11)
Journal 5 (June 18)
Journal 6 (June 25)
Journal 7 (July 1st)
July 8th & 9th
July 15th
July 16th

African Performance
Asian Performance
Brazilian Capoeira
Hip Hop (Dance Battle)
Hip Hop (DJ Battle)
Hip Hop (MC Battle)
Latin Dance
YMD Athletics
Youth Band
Youth Chorus
YWD Dance

Art Committee
Byakuren, Soka, Gajokai
Documentary Committee
Lunch Committee
Promotional Committee

April 23rd
May 14th
May 21st
June 11th
June 18th
June 25th (Teens)
June 25th
July 1st (Teens)
July 8th & 9th
July 15th