The Avon Electric Orchestra, a brand-new volunteer after-school group, will host its first concert Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Avon High School (AHS) auditorium. The concert will also feature the AHS show choir and the jazz band.
The orchestra, formed this semester, is under the direction of the school district’s Jess Martin.
“This newly founded group performs many styles including rock, jazz, funk, classical, and fusion,” Martin said. “Two sets of electrical string instruments were purchased this past summer thanks to our Avon Board of Education and Avon Band and Orchestra Boosters.”
Members will be performing on electric and acoustic violins, violas, cellos, basses, drums, percussion and guitars. The Electric orchestra is open to any AHS student who performs on these instruments, however, membership is chosen by audition. The group performs two annual concerts at AHS as well as other community and school functions.
Electric Orchestra members are Abby Johnson, Alayna Bridgett, Yuto Iwaizumi, Audrey Payne on electric violins; Nick Peters and Kendra Pierce on electric violas; Devin Hagedorn and Brandon Heim on electric cellos; Sam Zegarac on electric bass; Mitch Tomlin and Adam Satorius on electric guitars; Nate Trnavsky and Jeffrey Dickson on drums; Sevaste Kontokanis and Ari Fine on acoustic violins; Nia Thomas on acoustic viola; Jessica Uhas and Kaitlin Cassidy on acoustic cellos; and Oliver Burger on acoustic bass.
Win a car
Car raffle tickets for the chance to win a new Firment Chevrolet Chevy Cruze will be available at this concert in the AHS commons area. Funds generated will go towards purchasing instruments, equipment and supplies for the Avon Local Schools music program supported by Avon Band and Orchestra Boosters. Raffle tickets are also sold in the Avon High School office until Feb. 18 or by contacting Barb Lucas at email@example.com or 440-937-5282. Tickets are $25 with a total of 2,000 available.