MHS musicians bring two concerts to public

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Maricopa High School will bring two concerts to the general public in May.

“This is a great opportunity to show the public what we have been working on all year and the progress these students have made,” said Maricopa High School Music Director Ivan Pour.

The first opportunity for the public to enjoy the musical talents of Maricopa’s high school students is Thursday, May 5.

That day, at 6 p.m., the school’s concert band, percussion ensemble, drumline, and Winter Guard will put on a concert under the stars in the Maricopa High School courtyard.

“The New York and Chicago Symphonies have had a lot of success with outdoor performances. I thought it would be a great experience for our kids,” Pour said.

Pour added that outside concerts are an enjoyable venue for the public. “It gives an opportunity to bring some snacks, kick back on the grass and listen to some music,” he said. The music will include original pieces,covers of classical music and more.

On May 16 the high school choir and orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. in the high school library. That venue seats only 100 people, so Pour encourages everyone to show up early for the best seats.

“This is going to be a very personal performance,” Pour said. The show will feature a performance of Queen’s hit “Bohemian Rap City,” African language pieces, original compositions and more.

“We are really aiming to have something for everyone,” Pour said.

For more information e-mail Pour.

Maricopa High School Band – Concert Under the Stars

Concessions will be available courtesy of Band Boosters

Where: MHS Courtyard (between the main office and the library)

When: May 5, 6 p.m.

What: Performances from the MHS Concert Band, percussion ensemble, drumline and Winter Guard. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and get ready for summer with an evening of music and entertainment "under the stars."

Maricopa High School Choir and Orchestra

Where: MHS Library

When: May 16, 7 p.m.

What: The award-winning MHS orchestra and the rapidly growing MHS choir will present a variety of classical and popular works from Offenbach to Queen.

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