Update: This event has been postponed. The concerts will now be virtual with a link pushed out to families of the recorded concerts on Friday, May 21st.
Belle Plaine High School will hold its first and only band and choir concert of the school year on Friday, May 7.
Outdoor Pops Concert
The annual pops concert will look slightly different this year, with the band performing outside at Union Square Park at 5 p.m. on Friday.
The outdoor band concert will last approximately 30 minutes and will feature a variety of pop and movie music.
"Everyone is welcome; we just ask that those attending follow social distancing guidelines and bring their own seating," said Band Director Brian Kotila.
Band's List of Songs
"Queen on Stage"
"Baby Elephant Walk"
Indoor Concert Choir
At 6 p.m. Friday, the Belle Plaine High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform indoors, but the concert will not be open to the general public.
Each student will be allowed to invite two guests to the performance. Singers will be masked and distanced.
Choir Director Bri Bergstrom said program participants are looking forward to larger and more normal concerts next year.
“All of our songs kind of speak to 'finding light' and 'we rise' which are themes I thought would help us all mentally during this crazy school year,” said Bergstrom.
The Belle Plaine ninth and tenth grade choirs and the middle school choirs will share a virtual recorded concert at a later date.
Choir's Repertoire List
"We Rise" by Adam Mitchell
"Found/Tonight" and "Patch of Light" by Jacob Narverud
"True Light" by Keith Hampton
"I Will Sing You The Stars" by Mark Burrows (directed by Andrew Stumbo, student teacher from Gustavus)
"In My Life" by the Beatles (directed by Nathan Thompson, student teacher from Gustavus)
"The Blue Ridge" by Elaine Hagenberg