Tickets are still available for Espressivo, the fundraising concert by the D.W. Poppy Secondary music department. People can make an evening out of the event Wednesday, Dec. 5
The doors open at 5 p.m. for the show that features more than 200 student performers in five concert bands, two concert choirs, two jazz bands, and a jazz choir. Tickets are $12 for the show. The school is at 23752 52nd Ave.
“Espressivo regularly sells out. We still have a few tickets available for purchase online,” said teacher Mark Follett.
ESPRESSIVO tickets are now available online at https://t.co/PsYIPkQ9a9 through the SchoolCashOnline system. This show sells out so get your tickets quick. See you December 5 at D.W. Poppy pic.twitter.com/aTpXKBFoMa
— DW Poppy Music (@dwpoppymusic) November 21, 2018
Proceeds from the event help the high school subsidize costs to participate in festivals and competitions, put on concerts in the community to connect its students outside the school, bring in guest artists to work with Poppy’s young musicians, and provide instruments and partial tour funding to students in need who would otherwise be unable to participate.
The music starts at 6:30 p.m. But before the music comes the meal. Food trucks, including Big Reds Poutine, Wings, and Helms Mobile Kitchen, are on site 5 to 7 p.m. for those who want to buy dinner.
The evening also features a balloon pop, raffle and silent auction. Given the timing, the repertoire will be based on the holidays.
The play is the thing
Poppy also has its Young Artists’ Fall Festival of One Act Plays on Wednesday and Thursday evening.
The public can see over two nights.
“Seven plays written by directing and scriptwriting 11/12 students and performed by Grade 9/10 drama students,” explained principal George Kozlovic.
Tickets are only $3 at the door, and showtime is 7 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 29 in the school drama studio, 23752 52nd Ave.