A few weeks ago, Jessica Sklar and Brittany Sklar had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they performed for the President of the United States, Barack Obama. They performed at a fundraiser in Cresskill, New Jersey, held on October 6. Performing an original "Americana" medley (arranged by Ms. Brittany Sklar), the piece incorporated melodies from "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Yankee Doodle." The Elisabeth Morrow School asked them if they would reenact their performance for both the Little School (grades 1 to 4) and Morrow House (grades 5 to 8) assemblies.
After playing, Ms. Jessica Sklar and Ms. Brittany Sklar spoke a little about meeting the President and answered students' questions.Ms. Jessica Sklar said that President Obama congratulated them on their beautiful playing and that pictures were taken by the official White House photographer. They said the whole evening was unbelievable, like a dream, and noted how much security and Secret Service were present, both inside and outside the home where the event took place. All the students and teachers at our assemblies listened intently to the beautiful music and the description of how it felt to meet the President.
Congratulations to Ms. Jessica Sklar and Ms. Brittany Sklar on their patriotic and "Presidential" performance!!