BREWER - The Brewer Community School's Performing Arts Center was filled tonight with parents, students, and faculty, for the annual "Pops Concert and Spaghetti Dinner."
14 years, that's how long the Brewer Music Department "Pops Concert and Spaghetti Dinner" has been going on for. Almost the age of one Brewer High School trombone player, but despite the age of both this concert is something to look forward to every year.
"We're just coming off the competition season for the jazz bands, so tonight is a night where we can have a little more fun and be a little less competitive," Sophomore at Brewer High School, Josh Donnelly says.
The concert features two bands, the Brewer Community School band and the Brewer High School band.
It's this type of collaboration and learning that Brewer Music Association President, Kevin Duplissie, likes to see.
"We want our children to succeed so we raised the bar a little bit. To keep it too easy for them? Nobody wants that. So the kids are really striving hard and these instructors are very dedicated, donating long hours with the kids, and their doing a phenominal job with them," Duplissie says.
"You're going to hear a lot of different kinds of music. Everything from jazz to some Leroy Anderson, featuring a trumpet trio, to some serious music, a little bit of everything," Director of Bands at Brewer High School, Brady Harris tells us.
But this is more than just a concert, it's a fundrasing opportunity.
"It's a fundraiser for the Brewer Music Association. We take these funds and use them to provide scholarships for the students who are interested in attending music camps to further their musical careers," Duplissie states.
Tonight's dinner and concert brought the Brewer Music Department about $300.
If you missed tonight's Pop Concert by the two bands, May 21st is when they put on their Jazz Concert.
Tickets can be purchased at www.brewerperformingarts.com