Summer band program concludes with concert in the park

Summer Band tutors dressed in zombie and Lady Gaga costumes, from left in back row are David Swain, Hannah Anderson and Mary Plantz; second row from back, Peter Judd (Bill Clinton zombie mask) Kyle Jordan and Chris Jaquez; first row, Band Director Karl lampe, Meg Crary and Melanie Mitton; and, kneeling, Nina Thorson.
Summer Band tutors dressed in zombie and Lady Gaga costumes, from left in back row are David Swain, Hannah Anderson and Mary Plantz; second row from back, Peter Judd (Bill Clinton zombie mask) Kyle Jordan and Chris Jaquez; first row, Band Director Karl lampe, Meg Crary and Melanie Mitton; and, kneeling, Nina Thorson.

Ramona Summer Band program will conclude its two-week program with a concert in Ramona Oaks Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 27.

The concert follows one week of intensive tutor training and two weeks of summer band practice, which started July 16 in Olive Peirce Middle School.

The concert will include a short set of music by beginning band students, followed by the intermediate band playing a patriotic march and other tunes with patriotic themes and rousing rock ‘n’ roll beats. The advanced band will present the tune “Kernkraft 400,” also known as the “Zombie Nation” song and two band tunes based on Lady Gaga songs.

The concert will be preceded by a barbecue picnic that is open to the public and is a fundraiser for the elementary and middle school band programs in Ramona. Pre-order meals for the picnic can be purchased at Olive Peirce Middle School in the band room, or tickets may be purchased the evening of the concert at the picnic.

All funds raised will be used to purchase and maintain instruments, which are provided to band students free of charge while they are participating in the band program. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated, said band teacher Karl Lampe, adding that the band booster club continues to work toward a goal of $3,200 to purchase a much-needed tuba.

For more information, or to make a direct donation, contact Lampe at 858 472-4185 or krlampe@yahoo.com.

Ramona Oaks Park is at 25386 Pappas Road in San Diego Country Estates.

   
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