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Music Benefit for Summit High School

AaronMeyerSummit High School Friends of Music announce the fifth annual benefit concert For The Love of Music, featuring Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer & Band on Saturday, February 8 at 7pm in the Summit High School Auditorium.

As a classically trained violinist, Meyer’s unique brand of music bridges progressive rock, the jazz world and classical music. A prior member of Pink Martini, Meyer started experimenting and blending the rock sounds with classical foundations. His latest album Two-Sides to This Story was co-written and performed with guitarist Tim Ellis. These two artists created a unique high energy sound and reworked familiar tunes from the iconic rock group Led Zeppelin and many other contemporary artists.

The concert performance will include the Summit High School Band, Orchestra and Choir as the warm up group and later in the evening include a performance piece with Aaron Meyer and his six piece band. The music directors at Summit High School are excited to perform with the professional artist.

Dan Judd, Summit High School band music director said, “I always look forward to any opportunity for our students to perform with a professional artist. It is exciting for them, and always challenges their ability to rise to their highest possible level of performing. It is almost always combined with a large, enthusiastic audience, another real plus in their musical year of performances.”

This year’s Friends of Music fundraising campaign will focus on funding the purchase of a new sound board for the Summit High School Auditorium. The Friends of Music are passionate about keeping music education alive at Summit High School and believe that investing in the arts not only improves community quality of life, but further empowers, energizes and educates the students in the enjoyment of the arts.

Concert tickets may be purchased through BENDticket.com or at C.E. Lovejoy’s a Brookswood Market, Tate & Tate Catering in NW Crossing and Miller Lumber on Greenwood Ave. FOM President, Christina Gist at bendfirst@earthlink.net or 541-815-5333.

Doors will open at 6pm for silent auction bidding and raffle. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. www.friendsofmusic-shs.org.

 

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