Pork and Bands will be playing a different tune this coming Saturday.
The annual concert featuring all of Warren County’s performing bands will be charging admission for the first time. The event is set for this Saturday, April 21, at WCHS from 1:30 to 7:15 p.m.
“We wanted to get the word out about the admission charge because that’s new,” said Pork and Bands chair Yolanda Scott. “We hope people are understanding because this is a fundraiser.”
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-6. The price includes one entrée, dessert, drink, and two game tickets. Children 3-and-under are admitted free with a paying adult. That admission does not include food or drink tickets.
The day is a chance to soak in the musical skill of students in the Warren County band program from fifth grade on up.
“This is a showcase for the talent we have,” said Scott. “It’s amazing to see the progress, especially with the fifth- and sixth-graders who just started playing. To go from trying an instrument for the first time to 180 days later, there can really be some incredible growth in just one year.”
Performances will be held in the WCHS auditorium, except for the indoor ensemble. The schedule is as follows:
1:30 p.m. – Indoor ensemble, Charlie Dalton Gym
1:50 p.m. – Pioneerettes
2:25 p.m. – WCMS and county schools beginning band
3 p.m. – Chamber groups
3:15 p.m. – WCMS and county schools advanced band
4 p.m. – Chamber music
4:15 p.m. – WCHS jazz band
6 p.m. – WCHS symphonic band