Orchestra to host Halloween-themed concert


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Orchestra has switched up their fall concert to a halloween-themed affair.

Erika Jenkins, Staff Writer

Orchestra is gearing up for Halloween at this year’s fall-turned-Halloween concert, which takes place on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the courtyard. The concert will feature music, candy, and costumes.

“We always perform a fall concert, but since we scheduled it so close to Halloween, we thought it would be fun [to make it Halloween-themed],” orchestra director Mary Winkler said.

Performers will be dressing up for the concert, which Winkler described as “spooky, musical, [and] fun.” Food trucks with snow cones and pizza will be located in the courtyard starting at 5:30 p.m. During intermission, attendees will have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating and are invited to wear costumes, as well.

“Orchestra students pass out candy to audience members during the intermission at 7-7:15 p.m.,” Winkler said.

Songs the orchestra will be playing include “Ghostbusters” from the “Ghostbusters” soundtrack, “Psycho” by Bernard Herrmann, “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman, and “Waltz No. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

“[“Psycho” is my favorite] because it sounds extra creepy, and I think the whole orchestra gets into it,” junior Regan Miller said. “I’m dressing up as a ‘50s housewife. I think dressing up is a good idea because it makes the concert more fun for the people watching and the students who get to dress up.”