Cold Toast takes Phoenix talent prize

Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.
Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The junior class hosted John C. Birdlebough’s last talent show of the year on Friday May 30.

The talent show featured 15 student acts, including singing solos, drum covers, musical skits, a comedy routine, an a cappella quartet and a live band.

Members of the audience voted on their favorite act, and while numbers were tallied, participated in a few rounds of Phoenix Family Fued.

Finishing first and winning $100 was ska band Cold Toast, made up of students Nick Shafer, Andy Padula, Mike Leach, Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans and Dylan Switzer.

Capturing the second-place award were Meghan and Hannah Lees for their performance of “Good Enough.” Hannah accompanied on the piano while Meghan took lead vocals.

Closing in on third were melodica players Wyatt Parker, Ben Bulgrien, Brian Breen and Derick White with their rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The melodica, a musical keyboard played by blowing air through a mouthpiece, brought a unique flair to the power ballad.

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