Education Enrichment Foundation Holds Eighth Annual Music Fest


Dr. Joan Mast plays the accordion on stage at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ. This took place at the EEF’s eighth annual Music Fest.

Elizabeth Diamond, News Editor

The purple lights of the stage fill the room as musicians get ready to perform.


On Sunday, May 7, 2023, SPF’s own Education Enrichment Foundation held their eighth annual Music Fest at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ. The event took place from 5-8 p.m.


Many student musicians performed for the audience at Crossroads, ranging from middle schoolers to those in high school. Performances ranged from Broadway favorites to pop songs, such as “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” by Taylor Swift.


EEF Trustee, Eric Harrison, organized Music Fest and has been organizing it for the past several years, ever since it started eight years ago.


“The kids who come [get] used to being on stage and performing; they get to cheer on their teachers. They get to enjoy an extended sense of community beyond their school days,” Harrison said, “I hope in the future that we can keep representing more schools and bring in more kids and teachers from different schools to do it.”


The EEF just hosted the annual Taste of the Town, and will be hosting more events in the future such as a Hack-A-Thon or a wine tasting event.


“My favorite thing [about the EEF] is the energy and the ideas that the teachers bring and their grant applications, and how we get to sit down and talk about what would best serve the vision of the district and help out teachers who are really dedicated to doing even more than what they would normally have to do,” Harrison said.