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Wednesday, December 14, 1983 The GLOBE~3 lhristmas Concert Monday only the beginning also agenda 'reason for members of choirs at Marysville- excited. to look a lot like that's the cue for 150 and singers to prac- Practice this last week in the annual Christmas Dec.~ 19. doubt in the minds Karl Wiederspohn John Elmer this excitement will prevail comes first people of the hour 7 o'clock in the Performing arts center -- a part of the beginning and busy year for the School District ~e Marysville-Pilchuck the green light to during the spring friends been combing ideas. getting inventive," who moved up from over the posi- Bonnie Dale. Choir director following after 18 years in the POtpourri of recent late- t~se~seral____ of the Marysville ~~ .set up a coffee bar at w~lL'~'~a rest stop on Interstate end. Students manned 0~P.m. Friday through to :.r~ee and the cookies are ~ :\LuOrthbound travelers; the !~, Illake there are through ~t~i~.~Plained Wiederspohn. ~~ea~ed there will go in- ~,~mnd, the main focus, of ~n,to a major music com- ic1~'J tando, Fla., Sunday, and Elmer explained representing the and the concert "- and another 25, or the trip to Florida, for March 30 of the trip is the on by "Music which is April L, at against group.s Maryland, Illinois said. a chance to see where be able to compare 's going on in other people judging are known with a high ederspohn point out from the :hat the not sponsoring the r district money is go- l~lmer. ederspohn are in the ring airlines and com- determine the most :o travel. With 120 students, we book a charter flight cut down on the costs er said. for the spring trip and students are fin- raise money, teachers , alike, know it's ~._:.Which is free, will [tditional and popular ~'" and will come to a with the Hallelujah members will sing -- and any alumni in the audience also are invited to sing," said Elmer. "I've never been here for Christmas, but they tell me this is what happens: People -- the alumnni -- come out of the audience and sing along." Among those expected to step for- ward out of the audience for the Hallelujah Chorus~is Bonnie Dale, who at one time was the band director and the choir director of both Marysville and Pilchuck High Schools before they merged. "After 18 years, you'd have to be considered alumni, don't you think?" Elmer noted. Some 150 people are expected to per- form this Monday. The concert falls on the same night as the Tommies girls basketball game in the Quil Ceda Field House against Lake Stevens. At first, it looked like there would be a conflict, but athletic director Ward Sayles sat down with Wiederspohn and Elmer to work out a solution agreeable to everyone. Both the concert and the basketball game had originally been scheduled to commence at 7:30 p.m., but the trio KARL WlEDERSPOHN LEADS JAZZ BAND THROUGH A SELECTION OF CHRISTMAS TUNES some band and all choir BLAZERS $65.99 JACKET ;54.99 HOLIDAY HOURS: 10-8, SAT. 10-6 SUN. 12-6 THEY'RE READY -- Members of the jazz choir, under John Elmer, and members of the con- cert band, under Karl Wieder- spohn, fine tune vocal cords and strings for Monday's Christmas Concert. decided to do a little trading to the value of a half hour on each side of the original time. With the game now scheduled for 8 o'clock and the hour-long concert scheduled for 7, members of the con- cert audience may also see the game. "We know there are a lot of parents we share with the basketball pro- gram," Elmer pointed out. "I think that's really neat -- that we were able to work out something like this. Now, we'll have an idea how many people attend both activities." People attending both functions will realize a bonus when they go to pur- chase a ticket to the game, thanks to Sayles who has knocked $1 off the price of a game ticket for those with proof they attended the concert. Wiederspohn and Elmer explained that Orlando, Fla., is the logical choice of destination for Marysville- Pilchuck's choirs and bands "because it was the only one we could find that had a competition scheduled during spring vacation. We didn't want to have to pull the students out of school." Saucy's+ Pizza The fund-raising project has realized about 10 per cent of its goal, with in- coming contributions boosting the figure almost daily. Students in the music program are spending the two weeks leading up to Christmas handling gift-wrapping duties at Pay 'N Save, with money earned there going into the kitty for the big spring trip. ~ The music department is looking at several major fund-raisers, including the music boosters' Mexican Night din, net Thursday night at the Marysville- Pilchuck Cafeteria. The dinner, which will feature such Mexican foods as burritos and taco salad, gets under way at 6 p.m., and is to be followed by a concert put on by Marysville Middle School. The concert, in the Quil Ceda Field House, begins at 7:30 p.m. "It had to be scheduled for the field house because there are more than 200 students taking part; there just wasn't enough room in the auditorium," Elmer explained. Cost of dinner is $1.75 per person. Cost for a family is $8. Elmer and Wiederspohn turned the pages on the calendar, stopping at February and singling out the 1 lth and 12th. "This is the big one; this is where we plan to earn a lot of our money for the trip," said Elmer, indicating a large garage sale is scheduled for February 11, with a big auction set for the I [11 U II El following day. Families of the high school music students have a choice of donating items for sale (with monies realized here going into the general fund), or setting up their own tables (with funds raised here going to pay for the stu- dent's air fare). Both the garage sale and auction are set for Marysville Junior High. Wiederspohn and Elmer are hoping for a "100-family garage sale." Several items for the auction the next day already have been promised -- in- cluding pool tables, motorcycles, used cars and furniture. "We're making money either of three ways, that weekend," Elmer said. He said money raised from items donated to the music boosters will go directly into the general fund. Boosters who sell items will see 10 percent of the money raised go into the general fund, with the balance going to pay the plane fare of that particular family's music student. The public ]s invited to contribute items to the weekend fund-raiser, with 10 percent of the purchase price going into the general fund -- the rest going to the original owner. Further information on the two-day fund-raiser, or on any other aspect of the trip, may be obtained by calling Karl Wiederspohn or John Elmer at 653-0600. IIII II IIII I LouverDrape Vertical Blinds Over 400 "Life" Styles.., We Made One Just For You!