Archive for Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In our view: MHS students rock for helping others

December 10, 2008

These days, people of many ages are getting a tiny taste of feeling like a rock star.

Thanks to video games such as “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero,” people with no musical inclination whatsoever can take a stab at music stardom — in their own living rooms.

Heck, even MTV has a show dedicated to people competing with the “Rock Band” gaming systems. Although it’s debatable whether those competing truly have what it takes to be in an actual rock band, we have a real rock band in our midst.

The McLouth High School Blues Orchestra, which is a class at MHS, is playing its second gig of the school year Monday.

It’s clear the students in the band/class are passionate about their music and being a part of the band.

Although the band technically sticks mostly to classic rock — director Michael Brandel prefers to call it a blues orchestra because rock was born from blues — the group also will play select Christmas songs this Monday at a 7 p.m. concert at the McLouth High School auditorium.

However, they also will be working harmoniously to help others. Proceeds from the concert will go to the McLouth Ministerial Alliance to provide assistance to those in needs.

The holidays can be tough on budgets, especially during these economic times. For those in need, it’s even more difficult.

There is no admission to the concert, but free-will donations will be taken at the door.

We hope anyone interested in seeing and listening to a talented group perform heads Monday to the MHS auditorium.

And we hope those in attendance give a little this season to help others with less.

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