Saturday, April 9, 2011

WHS Alumni All Stars To Benefit Beaver Local Band

Those zany, talented members of the WHS Alumni All Stars Lip Sync corp is busy preparing for a concert for the benefit of the Beaver Local High School Band. It's neighbor helping neighbor for the benefit of the kids. There's no backyard rivalry involved in this event planned for next Saturday, April 16. Everybody is a winner in this case, whether you wear orange & black or red & white.

Everybody is struggling to get by in these days of the recession and high prices. Beaver Local is no different from anybody else and with budget restrictions forcing cut backs they are working to raise money for equipment, instruments and uniform accessories for the Beaver Local Marching Pride.

The WHS Alumni All Stars got started back in the year 2000 with lip sync performances of many hit recordings that we all love and like to sing along with. They cover the whole range of music from Motown, classic rock, hard rock, country & western and some down right silly songs. We still chuckle remembering Aaron Roach's performance as the “dummy” in a ventriloquist act. We've seen it more than once and still get a laugh each new time. That's just one... These performers are so talented you almost have to force yourself to remember they are lip syncing recorded songs. They are very entertaining no matter where they put on a show.

The show is scheduled for next Saturday night at Beaver Local High School. Curtain raises at 7 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Advanced sale tickets are $6 each and are available at Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsville, James Locke Jewelers in East Liverpool, Adrian's Restaurant & Beresford's Meats & Deli in Calcutta or from any Beaver Local Band Booster. Tickets at the door will be $8. You can call Kim Williams at 330-383-9227 for additional information.

Pictured above are some members of the All Stars at last Monday's rehersal. Seated in front from the left is Carrie McMahon, Donna Caruso Johnston, Toni Figley and Linda Cochran. Kneeling in the middle is Vicki Burgess and Erin Orr. Standing in the back, from the left, is Butch Hawksworth, Steve Creaturo, Dave Johnston, Skip Hamilton, Phyllis Mick, Donna Hawksworth and Sue Andrews. Dave & Donna Johnston have a couple of grandsons in the Beaver Local Band. Members of the BLHS boosters will be some of the featured acts along with the All Stars in this benefit performance. Everyone is pitching in with the back stage duties.

We haven't seen the All Stars since last year's All-Class Reunion. You won't want to miss this one either. It's a fun night of entertainment the whole family can enjoy. It's for a good cause. It's for the kids...

ole nib

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