The annual Pork n’ Bands will be singing the praises of local school bands through musical performances and entertainment this Saturday.
Pork n’ Bands is returning to Warren County High School on Saturday, May 4, from 1 to 7 p.m. to showcase the talents and hard work of middle and high school student bands throughout the year.
“This is the best band program I’ve had in probably a decade,” said Duane Farnham, Pioneer Pride Band and WCHS music director “They are playing at a higher level than most. They went to the Middle Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association concert festival, playing the second highest level of music that high school students can perform.”
On top of offering a wide array of impressive music from the Warren County Middle and High School bands, a delicious BBQ dinner complete with all of the sides, including drinks and dessert, will be available at Pork n’ Bands.
At 1 p.m., the event will begin in the high school gymnasium. Following several high school performance groups, a BBQ dinner, prepared and served by the Pioneer Pride Band Booster Club, will take place. The auditorium will then be filled with jazz and other varieties of music. The high school band will be playing music that will appeal to every age, including a piece that will be performed in pitch-black darkness.
The entertainment and lunch costs $10 per ticket with children under 5 admitted free. Door prizes, a silent auction for themed baskets filled with goodies and gift cards and a variety of games for children of all ages, will be offered. All proceeds go to paying for regular expenses incurred by the band programs.
“Pork n’ Bands highlights everything we’ve done this year and kick starts the next year’s marching band,” says Farnham.