The halls are alive with the sound of music
In honor of Music in Our Schools Month, local upcoming musicians and performers in Indian River High School’s music department will host their annual band and chorus variety show on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, at the school, located in Dagsboro.
Band Director Mark Marvel said it’s a show they do every year to benefit the music department. Students in band and/or chorus pick out music to perform for peers, family and friends.
“It’s like it says,” said Marvel. “It’s a wide variety. It’s country, it’s rock and roll, classical.” This year, he noted, there is a special patriotic finale.
“A lot of kids get an opportunity to perform in front of family and their peers. It’s a lot of fun,” he said of the show. “It’s one of the most fun things we do all year.”
Marvel said the show highlights live musicians and performers. The students have put together a stage band with “spectacular players” that back up the performers.
“It’s pretty cool,” he said. “It’s good stuff.”
Marvel said that, depending on how many supporters they get, the show can bring in $2,000 to $3,000 for the department. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on both nights. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students in grades K-12.