The Stage Crew is very involved with all events at STM and this reporter got the scoop on what they do, why they do it and how you can join.
The teacher advisor of Stage Crew is Vice Principal Mr. Barone. Stage crew consists of two student heads who are in charge of setting up an event and deciding what the best possible route to take is. “It’s very open though. If someone disagrees with the idea and has a better idea on how to take action, the two heads will take it into consideration and might go that way” said Gerard Flanigan, co-head of Stage Crew. He described it as “a democracy, not a dictatorship.”
Alumni Catherine Flanigan also gave her opinion of Stage Crew. When asked if she missed it, she said, “I very much miss Stage Crew!” Catherine joined Stage Crew when she was in grade 11. She “joined because a few of [her] friends were on the crew and [she] chose Stage Crew because at every spring concert and feeder school event, [she] would watch them and found what they did very interesting”.
In order to join Stage Crew there are a few expectations you must fulfill. First, a student has to be committed. The Crew sets up and helps with many school events so it involves frequent participation after school. Second, one has to have decent grades and be able to keep up with his or her courses due to stage crew setting up for masses, assemblies or other events during classes. If you are interested in joining, you can talk to one of the two heads of stage crew: Gerard Flanigan or Brody Atto.
Overall, it is a group of wonderful people who Gerard described as “very open [and]… like a little family. Stage Crew is always looking for new members and there is little to no experience necessary. It’s a great way to meet some amazing people.