"Since the concern is basically for the children (at Jacob's Heart), we're going to make it a Disney-themed concert," said
It's the first time Monte Vista has organized a concert fundraiser, according to Dehner. The idea was sparked from a conversation Dehner had with
During the conversation, Solano talked about his cancer battle and Jacob's Heart, which Solano has been a strong advocate and supporter of, came up in the discussion. Eventually Dehner suggested a fundraiser for the nonprofit and, soon, the concert was conceived.
"It's just been a great opportunity to bring people together," Solano said.
Though the school hosts a spring concert each year, it has traditionally taken place at the high school's auditorium. The decision to change venues to the Mello Center was prompted in part because of the expected number of attendees.
The concert will feature two sections. The first half will focus on popular and classic songs and a second half will focus on Disney songs. Songs from "The
"I'm pretty sure we're going to sell out," he said.
Children from Jacob's Heart and their families are expected to attend the show, free of charge, Dehner said.
About 170 Monte Vista students will take part in the performance, including three choirs, the vocal ensemble, the jazz band, the orchestra, the high school band, the dance team and the handbell choir.
"The guests will be treated to really quality and incredible music and singing that is right here in our own backyard," Solano said.
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