Goessel barbecue set for May 10

The Goessel High School Music Department will host its annual community barbecue and concert will be held at the high school lunchroom and auditorium Thursday, May 10.

The barbecue starts at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m..

There is no charge for the event, but all donations will go toward the travel fund of the high school band and choir.

This fund will help send the band and choir to an out-of-state music festival. The last two festivals were in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Almost 90 percent of all items needed for the barbecue dinner are donated by various businesses and community people.

The menu for the meal has changed and will consist of brisket, hot links, potato salad, chips and cookies and is served to more than 400 people each year.

The high school band and choir will perform their 2001 state festival presentations. The band and choir each received “superior” ratings at the State Large Group Festival at Lyons this spring.

The 7-12 Grade Choir will debut the Goessel High School Song, “The Old High,” which has not been sung by students since about 1965. The last two times it has been heard in public were in 1977 and 1987 at all-school reunions of the 50th and 60th anniversaries of the school.

Also featured during the concert will be the Fifth-Grade Band, Junior High Band, Junior High Choir, High School Men’s Chorus, High School Women’s Chorus, and Elbiata Singers.

Band director Bud Meisel and choral director Greg Bontrager invite the public to come out and enjoy some good food and great music.

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