Blast 25 Continues this Weekend!

Blast 25: Mixtape opened last weekend in front of three extremely enthusiastic audiences. The 25th anniversary of Churchill High School's renowned musical revue showcases the vocal, dance, musical and technical skills of more than 130 Churchill students, whose remarkable talent and hard work were on display to hundreds of their classmates, families, neighbors, and the broader community.

This weekend, the show wraps up with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm.  Tickets can still be purchased at www.wchsarts.com, however online ticketing ends at midnight the night before each show.  After that, tickets can be obtained at the box office one hour before showtime.

Blast 25: Mixtape is under the direction of Matthew Albright, Churchill's first year choral teacher.  Albright says that Blast 25 "marks a new chapter in the school's history and is a milestone in this wonderful tradition of celebrating the arts at Churchill."  He added, "I am so proud to be continuing this tradition and ushing it into the next generation."

One of the changes instituted by Albright this year was giving students vastly increased responsibilities.  Company Manager and Student Producer, Maddie Krueger, was instrumental in pulling many of the logistical components of the show together.  Most of the dances were choregraphed by students.  And parent volunteers were also critical to ensuring the incredibly smooth opening weekend.

Parent co-chair Kathy Savits, whose daughter has performed in Blast for four years, remarked, "This year we needed the kids to step up, and they really came through.  The remarkable success of Blast 25 is a product not only of the talent here at Churchill, but of the students' dedication to the show and to each other."

Blast 25: Mixtape features songs from past shows, along with today's top 40 hits.  Selections range from up tempo numbers like The Heat is On to soulful ballads like Imagine; and from oldies such as Ain't No Sunshine to current hits including Suit & Tie.

The Patch Blast 25 blog urges all readers to come out this weekend and support high school arts, and these amazing Churchill kids, and catch one of the final shows.  You will not be disappointed.


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