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OHS Performing Arts Center Ribbon Cutting, Benefit Concert

•Ribbon Cutting-September 28
•Open House-September 30
•Benefit Concert-September 30

Oceanside CA— Oceanside High School and the OHS Foundation/Alumni Association will be celebrating the opening of the new, on campus, OHS Performing Arts Center with a series of events. Construction on the center is set to be completed in mid-September.

Artist rendering

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 28, 10:00am-12noon.

Saturday, September 30, the public is welcome to attend an open house, 10:00am-2:00pm.

Saturday evening at 7:00pm, the OHS Foundation will be hosting a Benefit Concert with an exciting line up of talented OHS graduates, many of whom are professionals in the field of music and voice. They will be performing an assortment of delightful entertainment.

Mr. Mark Phelps, Class of 1971 and retired OHS Band Director, will be directing this captivating performance.

Scheduled to perform:

Tad Calcara – Clarinet/Piano; Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra; Class of 1989
Tad Calcara performance

Nova Charle– Vocalist; – Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra; Class of 1993  Noav Charle, Youth Theatre

John Troy– Vocals/Guitar/Bass/ Singer, songwriter; Class of 1968 and a member of the OHS Hall of Fame.
John Troy Music

Artist rendering

Dan & Cheryl Swem– Violin; Oceanside String quartet Music of Gershwin, Class of 1968 & 76.

Lola Gulley– Singer/Keyboards; Southern Blues/Soul; Lola Gulley

Chris Chanco Harrell-Vocalist; Class of 1995   Chris Chanco Harrell 

Leah Ritt– Director; OHS Choir, guitar and music teacher. Leah Ritt, SDUT

Shane Reider– Instrumental Music Director; OHS Orchestra

Ticket prices range from $55-$75 plus a small processing fee.

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