TAPstravaganza 2024 provides an evening to remember

Tiger Arts Patrons welcomed over 200 guests, performers, and faculty to celebrate USN's visual and performing arts.
By Melissa Flatt, TAP Co-Chair

TAPstravaganza 2024 was a black-tie affair.
  • Incredible student visual art pieces? Check.
  • Outstanding student performance pieces from our youngest Lower School performers to our graduating seniors? Check.
  • TAP Co-Chair Ritu Joseph who keeps everything together and without whom nothing would be possible?  Check.
  • Amazing food provided by our Cafeterial Manager Kelly Mozzi and SAGE Dining Services? Check.
  • Real-time painting demonstrated by Art Teachers Trent Boysen, Christopher Cheney, and Andy King? Check.
  • Faculty number to start the celebration with Middle School Theater Director Bakari King, Bethany DiSantis, Band Director Kyle Barboza, John Westberry, Band Teacher Miranda Vargo? Check.
  • Technical prowess demonstrated by Technical Theater Director Jim Manning, Chis Haynes ’24, and Ash Weinman ’26? Check.
  • Fantastic supportive audience turnout? Check.


TAPstravaganza was an evening to remember. Thank you to all the faculty, students, administration, staff, parents, and volunteers who made TAPstravaganza possible. We at TAP (that’s Tiger Arts Patrons, the USN equivalent of a booster club for visual and performing arts) are so happy to have been a part of this year’s TAPstravaganza celebration. The arts impact so many of us throughout our school community, and we are proud to celebrate them.
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