Choral and Jazz music fills Parkrose High’s Theater

And, plan to attend Michael Allen Harrison’s
“Back Home” concert on December 2 …

Meet this year’s Parkrose High Debonaires choral group.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Those who came to the first musical concert of the year at Parkrose High School were treated to both choral and jazz selections in October.

The Debonaires took the stage first. Choral director, Lesley Bossert whispered, “Don’t their new outfits look great?”

The young singers did look sharp ‚Äì and sounded great ‚Äì as they went into their four numbers, “Star Spangled Banner”, “Be True to Your School”, “Over the Rainbow” and “Saturday Night Fish Fry”.

This year’s Parkrose High Jazz Band in concert!

Then, it was time for the Parkrose High Jazz Band to take the stage, under the baton of Mike Tolon.

This great group of youthful jazz musicians showed talent and ability as they presented “It Don’t Mean A Thing”, “When I Fall in Love” and “Foo’s Blues”.

Back Home with Michael Allen Harrison Dec. 2
Begin your holiday season on December 2 by enjoying the musical genius and flair of award-winning pianist Michael Allen Harrison.

Michael returns to his high school alma mater for a fourth annual benefit concert, hosted by the Parkrose High School A Cappella Choir. They will be joined by the elementary choirs from Prescott School and Russell Academy.

Proceeds will be used for continued development of the PHS choral program.

Tickets are only $12.50 adults; $10.00 seniors & students. They are available by calling (503) 408–2718. The show starts at 2:00 p.m. on December 2 at the Parkrose High School Theater, 12003 NE Shaver St (at the corner of SE 122nd Ave.).

¬© 2006 David F. Ashton ~ East PDX News

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