Individual performers and musical groups will all be displaying their various talents this Saturday, March 2 when James Caldwell High School hosts the annual Music 5K. The event showcases the variety and depth of the high school’s music department.
Performances begin at 4 p.m. with selected pieces by the high school’s orchestra, chorus, band and jazz band. The program continues with appearances by selected groups, including the Madrigals, Women of Note, Retromen, the String Consort and the Percussion Ensemble.
Following these groups will be individual student performances. JCHS Supervisor of Music Scott Chamberlain notes some of the musical genres included in the performances are rock, folk, and Broadway music.
“The Music 5K holds many benefits to both the performers and the community. People of all ages can take in an afternoon of wonderful music, while our students can showcase their talents as well as share their love of music.” Chamberlain said.
Ron Goltsch, who serves as co-president of the Music and More Booster Club along with his wife Lynn, recalls the Music Marathon performances he participated in as a student at James Caldwell. “It was a long day, but I only remember having fun at these events,” Goltsch said.
“This is an event that makes James Caldwell High School a unique place and for many students, it’s their home away from home,” Chamberlain added.
Tickets for the Music 5K cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door and admit an entire family. The event begins at 4 p.m. and runs through 9 p.m. Musical acts will perform in both the Center for Performing Arts and the Cafeteria.