by Nicole Nagel
Have you found yourself humming along to songs or having random musical outbursts lately? If so, then you can indulge in this musical bug through Sunset’s upcoming performances. On Thursday, February 9, Sunset is hosting the Beaverton School District Choir Festival, where the Chamber Choir and Madrigals come together to deliver some strong vocals. It begins at 3 pm and runs until 8 pm. Admission is free, and the festival is open to the general public.
If you’re more of an instrumental person, then take note that the marching band’s SAMBA Winter Concert is being held on Wednesday, February 8 from 7-8:30 pm. This event will take place in the Sunset Auditorium, and will feature special guests from the Cedar Park Middle School 8th Grade Band. As a bonus, dessert will be available following the concert.
The Portland Jazz Festival is approaching, taking place from February 17th through the 26th, and the Sunset High School Band will get their moment in the spotlight. They will perform on the PDX Jazz Student Stage at 3:15 pm on the final day of the festival, Sunday, February 26, to wrap up a great week of music. This stage is located in the PSU Lincoln Hall # 75, 1620 Southwest Park Avenue, near the intersection of SW Market and Broadway. Admission to Sunset’s show is free.
These won’t be the only opportunities to catch Sunset’s marching band, as they perform at our home basketball games as well. This is perfect for combining two great forms of entertainment. The men’s basketball game versus Aloha on Wednesday, February 15th will feature a Funk Band performance. The Funk Band can also be heard at the women’s game versus Westview on Friday, February 17th, and at the men’s game versus Beaverton on Monday, February 20th. All varsity matchups begin at 7:15 pm, and the band will play until 9 pm.
Speaking of Sunset athletics, our Apollos would love any additional support! Men’s basketball is currently tied for Third Place in league play, while our women’s team stands in Fifth. Men’s swimming is living up to their reputation, as they are currently tied for first in the league with Westview. Next up for them are Districts, which begin on Friday, February 10 at the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District pools. Hopefully State will follow! Women’s swimming is currently third in the league, as is our wrestling team. You can look up all schedules at www.metroleague.org, and go cheer on Sunset as we play some matches that are crucial for our standings.