By Anthony Schlass, Current Staff
The WBHS orchestra is teaming up with the Well Pennies to put on a concert Friday in the West Bend Silver Lining Arts Center.
The Well Pennies are a husband and wife folk pop group based out of Boston, Massachusetts. The acclaimed group consists of four members from all over the United States, from the Seattle area all the way to the East Coast.
This is a great opportunity for the orchestra members to play with professional musicians on a large stage. Close to 90 orchestra members will be on stage.
The concert will be provided to the viewer from the work of the students in Athletes for the Arts. AFTA is a select group of student athletes at WBHS who want to raise money for the arts department. The members went out into the community and collected gracious donations from community members.
This is the third year in which AFTA has put on a concert at the high school. The first year it was the Plain White T’s and last year it was I’m Not a Pilot.
Superintendent Ted Neitzke is the adviser of AFTA and this is his last big project with the group. Neitzke announced his resignation in February.
Proceeds from the concert will pay for the West Bend Silver Lining Arts Center as well as a new sound system in the field house.
Tickets can be bought beforehand at select West Bend businesses and sites. Tickets at the door will be $5 for students and $10 for adults. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Lining Arts Center.
(Top image: The WBHS orchestra rehearses with the Well Pennies. Photograph courtesy of Anthony Schlass.)