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NHS band conducts annual 'Pops Concert'

Sunday, February 24, 2008

North Clay Middle School eighth-grader Carson Manke practices her winter guard routine prior to performing Sunday at the Northview Pops Concert.
While Bob Medworth participated in high school band, one thing stayed in his mind.

He always remembered how band boosters had put together the "Hinny Penny Chicken Dinner," an event to help raise money band program.

When Medworth came to Northview High School, he wanted to implement a similar program.

Brazil resident Nicole Murphy receives her chicken noodle dinner from band booster Janie Reberger Sunday at the Northview Pops Concert.
"That always stuck with me as something good to do," Medworth said.

Nearly 20 years, with the help of the NHS band boosters, the program created a dinner during February where all proceeds would go to the band boosters to help pay for winter band activities.

Originally, the event was a fried chicken dinner. However, throughout the years, it has evolved into a chicken noodle dinner.

The event has always taken place on a Sunday because of the large amount of activities that take place throughout the week.

On Sunday, the band program hosted "The Northview Pops Concert," which featured the Northview concert bands, jazz bands, percussion ensemble and winter guard in addition to North Clay Middle School bands and cadet corps.

"I think it's always been well-attended," Medworth said. "And it's a chance for some people in the community to see the groups."

Medworth said it was difficult to host a winter concert prior to Northview High School being created.

"The problem prior to moving here was there was nowhere else to have concerts except gymnasiums," he said. "When we moved out here, we said, 'now we can do a concert.'

"When we moved in, we knew we wanted to do a concert in the auditorium."

Sunday's festivities began with the dinner at 11 a.m. Entertainment started at 12:30 p.m. and continued through 2 p.m. In addition, Logansport native and percussionist Brian Blume was the event's guest artist

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This is a such a nice event! It is such a positive thing to show off the many MANY talents we have in our schools!

-- Posted by madmom61 on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 8:31 AM

I had a great time watching my cousin in the drumline. He and his fellow drummers show so much enthusiasm while performing. The dinner is a great way to get the community involved.

-- Posted by vu_law_student10 on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 8:39 AM

I thought the entire day was very well planned and organized. The community support was absolutely wonderful. I look forward to many more years of this wonderful event.

-- Posted by cubbiefan on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 8:49 AM

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