Mountain’s Spring POPS marks 10 years of song

Music from the movies, candlelight and appetizers among the highlights of annual concert

The music department at R.E. Mountain Secondary School is tuning up for its 10th annual Spring POPS Concert.

Under the musical direction of David Mills and Jen Williams, the annual fundraising concert will feature the school’s bands and choirs performing popular film and television music in a relaxed and informal setting.

This year’s concert which begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in the main gymnasium, will also feature performances by special guest, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra trombone player Andrew Porier, and Poppy’s very own award-winning pianist and Grade 11 student, Ben Su, who recently won the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall.

Music selections will include The Planets, Raider’s March (Indiana Jones), famous music from Disney films, Les Miserables and more.

Seating will be at candlelit tables, so guests can enjoy a beverage, gourmet appetizers, and dessert, along with the show (included with the price of admission).

A limited number of dress circle tickets are available which will reserve a front row table and deluxe seats.

With the help from many local businesses, there will be many items up for bids at the silent auction tables. There will also be a 50/50 draw.

Due to the success of last year’s concert, seating has been increased to accommodate nearly 350 guests.

Tickets will be available at the door, but it is best to order them in advance at the school’s music room, or by phoning the school and placing a “will-call” order at 604-888-3033. Will-call tickets must be picked up by 6:50 p.m. on the day of the concert.

Ticket prices are $20 each ($10 child/student), or $25 for dress circle (no “child” tickets for dress circle).

All funds raised go directly to the Mountain Music Program to replace aging instruments, uniforms, and equipment.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.