Band hosts annual dinner and concert

Friday, February 21, 2003

The Northview High School Band will host its annual Pops Concert and Chicken Noodle Dinner Sunday.

Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concerts by the Northview Bands, North Clay Middle School Bands and NHS Jazz Band will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the NHS Auditorium.

Meals include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw or applesauce, rolls and dessert. The price for adults is $5.50 and children are $3.50.

The Winter Guard, Percussion Ensemble and North Clay Cadet Corps will perform at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

The concerts will include new and classic band pieces including highlights from "The Music Man" and a song entitled "Light Eternal," originally written to honor the sinking of the S.S. Dorchester, a troop transport that sank Feb. 3, 1943 off the coast of Greenland. It was the victim of a German U-boat and went down with 605 sailors. Those who survived told the story of the three chaplains, from three different faiths who gave up their own life jackets and stood on the bow of the ship, arms locked, praying in three different languages as the ship went down. The performance of this piece will be dedicated to our armed forces.

Allison Koehler, senior French horn, will present a special solo performance accompanied by senior Schuyler Brinson on piano. Koehler received a Division I rating at regional solo and ensemble competition and will perform at the state level this Saturday.

The entire event will be dedicated to Jay Levy, past Brazil High School and Northview Band Booster president.

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