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Community invited to Veterans Day concert Nov. 11

Alexa Brown (now junior) playing the Bass Drum.


The Valley Center-Pauma Music Boosters are presenting the Veterans Day free annual patriotic concert at Valley Center High School’s Maxine Theater on Friday, November 11 at 1 p.m. located at 31322 Cole Grade Rd.

The Boosters say they are excited to be back in the Maxine Theater this year for this popular concert, which has become an annual tradition here in Valley Center featuring the award-winning Valley Center Middle and High School Jazz Bands, Choirs, Concert Band, and Marching Band in a festive salute to the armed forces.

“From Big Band hits to patriotic marches, this concert celebrates service members and reminds us of their sacrifices made within the United States and around the world,” said Jeff Beck, band director for Valley Center Middle and High School. “Service members are encouraged to wear their uniforms to this event and be recognized for their selfless service.”

The armed forces tribute during the finale of the show is always the highlight. During this piece, members of the audience who have served in the military are asked to stand and be recognized during the playing of their branch’s anthem.

This free concert is often a full house, so come early to get a good seat.

Starting at noon, the Music Boosters will be selling barbecue lunches and a variety of snacks and treats. All proceeds support the students.

The Music Boosters help purchase and keep hundreds of instruments tuned up and in good shape for 5th-12th graders in the award-winning VC bands. Any student can participate in the program, with no charge for instruments or uniforms. The Boosters’ annual fundraising goal of $60,000 also covers transportation and participation costs for competitions across southern California not only for the bands and choirs, but also for the color guard, winter guard, marching band field show, and drum line.

For more information about the Valley Center Pauma Music Boosters and how you can help, please email or find and like the Valley Center Pauma Music Boosters on Facebook.

Saxophone section: Celeste Johnson, Xander Ortiz , Mitchell Peyton, Dylan Lopez, Manuel Maces. These days everyone but Mitchell is a sophomore. (He is a senior.)

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