Congratulations to MBS sophomore singer Maya Bhide ’23, who won the 18 and Under category of the 14th annual talent show, Morristown ONSTAGE on March 10. For the finals, Bhide sang a stunning version of the Mariah Carey song “Hero.”
See Maya's Performance:
MBS was also represented in the finals by
talented junior Zac Taylor ’22, who gave an emotional performance
of “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar:
In addition to winning $1,000, Bhide will have the opportunity to perform at Mayo Performing Arts Center when Morristown ONSTAGE returns in-person in 2022. She was also given the New York Jets Take Flight award and will have the chance to sing the National Anthem at MetLife Stadium.
At MBS, Bhide sings with the Upper School Chorus and has appeared on the Founders Hall stage numerous times for assemblies and in the musicals Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, and Honk, Jr. She has been singing since she was 5, and takes voice and piano lessons outside of school.
“The best way to get better at my craft is to perform, and when possible, in a competitive environment,” she said. “That’s why I decided to compete.”
Taylor, a junior at MBS, is also a member of the Upper School Chorus and has performed for the community as part of All-School Meeting. He recently sang a stirring version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” as a duet with Bhide for the MBS holiday All-School Meeting.
“I decided to audition because I love singing and entertaining people,” he said. “It’s an honor to be selected alongside such talented finalists.”