The Chesterton High
School Orchestra will present a “Pops” Concert at the Chesterton
Amphitheater at Coffee Creek, this Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m.
This is a free
concert aimed at bringing the community together at a fun musical event.
“We played a
concert a few years ago at Coffee Creek, and it is a wonderful venue to
relax and hear live music,” said CHS Orchestra Director Vince Arizzi. “Many
people were out walking or jogging at the time, heard us playing, and came
over to take in the rest of the concert!”
The concert was
designed with the general public in mind and includes a wide variety of
musical styles to appeal to everyone. “We intentionally picked something
from each decade, starting with the 60’s, so that every audience member
would enjoy something in this concert,” Arizzi explained. “We’ve got oldies,
rock ‘n roll, classic rock, movie music, even Michael Jackson’s “Thriller!”
instruments, drumset percussion, and even a vocalist will help to bring this
eclectic program to life. “This is not your traditional orchestra
concert...more like a rock concert with strings!” said senior cellist Josh
DeVries, who will be soloing on electric cello during the song “Carry on My
Wayward Son,” originally by the band Kansas. Junior Emily Mellin will also
be featured as the lead vocalist on the orchestra’s rendition of “Pure
Imagination” from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
lasting about an hour, is free with lawn seating available. Bring a lawn
chair or a blanket and enjoy open air music. In the event of rain, the
concert will be held in the CHS Auditorium.