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home : news : this week's news August 16, 2017

5/10/2017 8:30:00 AM
Music of 'The Beatles' featured in WAHS Pops Concert Monday night

If you enjoy the music of that hit pop group from the 1960s and early '70s, "The Beatles," then you'll want to make sure to attend Windom Area High School's annual Pops Concert Monday night.

The concert will be presented in the WAMHS Blue Gym beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission is free.

Music of "The Beatles" will be highlighted in both the Eagle Concert Band and Eagle Concert Choir performances during the concert. Directed by Rachel Axford, the Eagle Concert Choir will perform a 10-minute medley of classic Beatles songs.

The Eagle Concert Band, directed by Eugene Hanchett, also will perform a medley of Beatles numbers, but will have an added feature.

"I had my band students do research on The Beatles as part of our learning standard," Hanchett explains. "I had each section research different aspects of The Beatles and they will present their research at the concert."

In addition, the Eagle Concert Band will perform a couple of other pop hits, including "Centuries."

The Eagle Stage Band and Eagle Jazz Ensemble, also directed by Hanchett, will perform. The stage band will do a Beatles tribute, featuring the songs "Day Tripper" and "Hey Jude," as well as a '70s rock number, "Frankenstein."

The jazz ensemble will play a Latin jazz classic, "Tiger of San Pedro."

In addition to the concert choir on the vocal side, the Mixed and Girls Pop Groups will do their sets from their trip to Branson earlier this spring. The Mixed Pop Group will do its "Big Band Medley," while the Girls Pop Group will do "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "I Need a Hero."

The Women's Choir will be doing a trio of upbeat selections: "Rhythm of the Night," "Turn the Beat Around" and "We Got the Beat."

Last, but not least, the Boys and Girls '50s Groups will team up to perform the Queen classic "Bohemian Rhapsody."


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