Enjoy dinner and a show Friday night

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Cassville High School Wildcat football team will take on the Indians on Thursday night this week, which means many members of the Wildcat Nation will be free on Friday night. If your family is looking for something to do, please consider spending the evening with the CHS choir department. Members of the show choir band, the NBA all girls show choir, the CHS Center Stage Show Choir and numerous talented soloists and small groups will offer area residents "A Night To Remember" on Friday evening.

Not only will attendees enjoy an entertaining show featuring young stars from our community, but they will be treated to a catered meal provided by Geraldi's Restaurant and John Sullivan Catering. Choir students have volunteered to serve the meal to those who attend the event and show support for their program.

Tickets for "A Night to Remember" are $12, which is a great deal when considering that attendees will receive a meal and a show. Not only can families enjoy a fun night out for a fraction of the cost of dinner and a movie, but they can also know that their money is going to support a program that benefits CHS students. Funds raised at the event will be used to pay for contest entry fees, choreography fees, musical arrangement costs and costumes, which students are often required to purchase with their own money.

If you had the opportunity to attend The Show last weekend, you were treated to performances by several talented CHS students, including Audra Shumaker, Halie Faber and Bradley Lueckenhoff. Those students, who will return to the stage Friday night, are only a fraction of the talented singers "A Night To Remember" will feature. The CHS choirs, directed by Mary Richmiller, will also perform this year's competition numbers during the event. In the past, similar productions have earned Cassville choir students numerous honors and recognitions.

During the summer of 2010, area residents turned out in masses to hear music offered in Cassville when the Barry County Museum hosted New Harmonies. The number of individuals who attended those events showed just how important music is to the Barry County community. By offering seasonal concerts and shows, like "A Night To Remember," Richmiller and Cassville choir students are working to do their part to keep music alive in our community.

The doors to the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center will open at 5:30 p.m. when the show choir band takes the stage. Soloists and choir students will perform beginning at 6 p.m. I hope area families join the CHS choir department for "A Night To Remember" on Friday evening. I plan to be there with mine. ~ Lindsay Reed