Focus: An RFH PAS Final Bow

It was no performance.

When Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Performing Arts (PAS) seniors got together for a banquet recently, it was more like a very real final bow to one another for a bittersweet goodbye flush with impromptu performance and love of the arts and one another.

You didn’t have to be there to know that “it was a night of laughs, tears, music, and hugs — LOTS of hugs!” an RFH PAS post said. Just take it from this former Tower Player.

It’s a truth that’s seen year after year at RFH. Those who perform together stay together — even if only in memories come fall. And if they’re lucky enough, some keep their performing arts-inspired friendships going across those college miles, one day even performing together again.

Even if not, the bonds that are shared through performing arts tend to stick like gorilla glue on the heart, no matter how many years go by. Just ask an old Tower Player, singer or musician. All-too-spacious distance or time gap be damned, they will meet again.

So, for now they celebrate, with those tears, hugs and memories that make them and no one can take from them, as in A Chorus Line, kissing today goodbye … wishing one another luck, never forgetting … pointing toward tomorrow with a smile, knowing that “love is never gone … as we travel on …”

Best of luck RFH PAS students! You will meet, act, sing, dance and play together again! In the meantime, that video of the group doing a tap routine to Girl From Ipanema is priceless!

By the way, don’t forget to catch the spring concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the RFH auditorium. It’s the final concert of the school year and yet another final bow for RFH PAS senior Tower Singers and ensemble members.

— Photos/courtesy of RFH PAS