The Buffalo Grove High School Orchestras and the sponsoring orchestra parent organization, FOTO (Friends of the Orchestra), will present the school's 39th annual Pops Concert, "On the Radio!" on Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. The gymnasium will again become a magnificent concert venue as family, friends, alumni, and community members gather and tap their toes along to well-known radio hits. Included in this year’s themed event is a special guest emcee, Chicago radio legend, Drew Walker of US99.5.
The concert will feature Jazz Ensemble (directed by Henry Kappler), "By Popular Demand" Vocal Jazz Ensemble (directed by Debora Utley), and the BGHS Full Orchestras, (directed by Elizabeth Bennett). Music selections from various artists will be performed, including Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Adele, and Justin Timberlake. The evening will end with a beautiful performance from all three performing groups of “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys.
There will be a wide variety of raffle baskets and concessions available. Raffle prizes are available at $1, $5, and $10 levels. Some items available in the raffles include local restaurant gift certificates (Shakou, Lola’s Pizza, Superdawg, Nothing Bundt Cakes, etc), tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, tickets to a White Sox game, an autographed Jake Arrieta baseball, signed photos from the Chicago Bears, and many more incredible items! Raffle tickets may be purchased prior to the event in the lobby and throughout the evening at the back raffle tables. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the concession area in the Gym.
Prior to Oct. 28, admission is $12 for adults and $6 for students, age 5-18. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15 (adults) and $7 for students, age 5-18. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Advance sale tickets may be purchased from any orchestra student, online at bghspops.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the orchestra office at (847) 718-4047.
Ticket orders also may be mailed to the school at 1100 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, to the attention of Elizabeth Bennett, or dropped off in the BGHS Orchestra Room or Main Office.