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The WCHS Choral Department will present their annual Choral Extravaganza on Wednesday, May 11 at 8pm in the WCHS Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature all four high school choirs, as they perform A Broadway Celebration. The evening will consist of music found on the Broadway stage from the late 1920’s to the present. The choirs will celebrate music found in shows such as Matilda the Musical, Les Miserable, The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical, Show Boat, and many more!  No admission will be charged. Free will donations for the program will be accepted.
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The Warsaw middle school bands will present their spring concert “See You at
the Movies” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center.

The concert will include favorites such as “Mission Impossible”, selections
from “Harry Potter,” “Circle of Life” and “Highlights from The Hunger Games.”

The Combined Edgewood/ Lakeview Middle School jazz band will be
performing as well as the sixth grade band. Band awards will be presented.

The middle school bands are under the direction of Joseph Peloza. Enjoy a
night of movie music and help celebrate the accomplishments of these great
student musicians.

The concert is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.
The Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Department will present "Jazz in the Night/ Drum Enchanted Evening" on Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm. The concert will feature the WCHS Jazz Band, the WCHS Percussion Ensemble, and the combined Edgewood/ Lakeview Middle School Jazz Band. The groups will also perform with special guest artist, David Ridenour on guitar.

The WCHS Jazz Band will perform a wide variety of musical styles, including classic jazz standards by Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck, as well as the music of contemporary artists like Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, and recent Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Chicago.

The WCHS Jazz Band performs extensively and has received numerous accolades and honors over the years, including performances at the prestigious Elkhart Jazz Festival in 2012, 2014, and 2015. The band has also been invited to return to the festival for a fourth time in June of 2016.

The WCHS Percussion Ensemble will perform pieces ranging from Classical to the Latin-jazz of the Pat Metheny Group. The Warsaw Winter Percussion Ensemble will perform its 2016 competition show, “Passion, Grace, and Fire”, based on the music of jazz-fusion guitarist Al Di Meola.

The WCHS Percussion Ensemble placed seventh at the Indiana Percussion Association State Finals in 2016. Warsaw is a five-time Indiana State Champion and has qualified for state finals twenty years in a row. The WCHS Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble are under the direction of Mickey Ratliff. The Middle School Jazz Band is directed by Joseph Peloza.

Performing with the WCHS Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will be special guest artist, jazz guitarist David Ridenour.

Mr. Ridenour is a guitarist/vocalist/composer from Cincinnati, Ohio. As a performer, he has appeared on stage with such artists as Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, Joan Baez, The Temptations, Chuck Berry, Lee Greenwood, Johnny Rivers, Percy Sledge, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Helen Reddy, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, the Louisville Pops, and the Lexington Philharmonic. Ridenour’s original compositions have appeared on television programs such as "Will and Grace”, "Passions", and "Providence", and on recordings by the jazz quintet Crackpot Theory. Ridenour earned a BM in Jazz Guitar Performance from Morehead State University (KY) and currently teaches and performs regularly in the Cincinnati area.

“Jazz in the Night/ Drum Enchanted Evening” will take place Thursday, May 5th at 7:30 in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Tickets are available in the WCHS Performing Arts Center ticket booth. TG’s Frozen Yogurt of Warsaw will sell yogurt in the lobby from 6:45 to 7:30 and again at intermission. Yogurt cups are $4 each, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the WCHS Band program. For more information, contact the WCHS Performing Arts Department at (574) 371-5037.


The Warsaw Community High School Orchestras will present a Spring Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 3rd in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.

The concert will feature the WCHS Intermediate Orchestra and the WCHS Advanced Orchestra. Musical selections include Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Outstanding Orchestra Member Awards for each grade level and Senior Awards will be given. The concert is free and open to the public.
WCHS Thespian Troupe will present "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"  on April 29th at 7:30 and April 30th at 2:30 and 7:30 in the Black Box Theatre.  All tickets are $10.00 and half of all proceeds will go to benefit the Boomerang Backpack program. Tickets for this family friendly musical are available now at the PAC box office and this production promises to take you back to the memories the Peanuts gang has given us throughout the years.

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