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The Treble Clef and Chamber Choirs are getting ready for the Save the Music Festival on Oct. 6, where they will be performing some songs from their upcoming Pops Concert to raise money for the Belmont-Redwood Shores District elementary and middle school music programs.

Junior Emilie Andersson, member of Treble Clef Choir said, “I’m so excited to help out the middle school and elementary school music programs, so hopefully they get interested in it and join the Carlmont music program too.”

Last year, the Carlmont Choirs performed in the Save the Music Festival.  Chamber and Show Choir sang an assortment of songs, ranging from Halloween tunes such as Zombie Jamboree and Monster Mash, to songs from their last year’s Pops Concert, like Some Nights by Fun.

Junior Reid Withrington, member of Men’s Choir, said, “I am excited to hear how the choir will sound singing a preview of some songs from their Pops Concert.”

It has not yet been decided on the songs that Treble and Chamber Choir will perform individually. However, it has been determined that the choirs will be singing songs of the pop genre like they have in past years. They will be performing The Spirit of Adventure with the Ralston Middle School Chamber Choir.

To prepare, Treble Clef and Chamber Choir practiced the songs for the Pops Concert. They utilize class time by rehearsing the songs for both events at once. One practice is held with the  Ralston Middle School Chamber Choir, but other than that the songs for the concert are rehearsed in class.

“We have all our music we are working on for the concert, but we are focusing on a few specific pieces to practice for the Save the Music Festival.” said junior Tori Hall, member of Chamber Choir and Show Choir and secretary for Choir Council.

The Save the Music Festival will be held on Oct. 6, at Twin Pines Park. Suggested donation for adults is $10 and $5 for children. Proceeds will go to help growing music programs in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. The Carlmont music program and School Force is putting in effort to make it another successful Save the Music festival.

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