Heavy metal, 60s hearthrobs, girl bands, funk, hard rock, alt rock, pop rock and the Boss are all the makings of a great gig by the Warwick Valley Middle School Guitar Club. The Club, in its 23rd year, will present its annual concert on Fri., Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Warwick High School auditorium, located at 89 Sanfordville Rd. The snow date is Tues., Feb. 6.
As it does every year, the concert line-up includes hits that span the decades and appeal to today’s generation as well as their parents and grandparents. Songs from the Beatles, the Ronettes, the Police, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Earth Wind and Fire will be featured, as well as selections from Elton John, INXS, Van Halen, Imagine Dragons, All-American Rejects, Portugal The Man, Stevie Wonder, and Bruce Springsteen.
The popular Wire Choir, under the direction of Elissa Jones, will play two instrumental pieces: John Williams’ movie theme, “Schindler’s List” and “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson. There will be a faculty number, always a big hit at the concert.
Guitar Club advisors Ed Mesic and John Gouveia have also been assisted by other faculty members including Elissa Jones, Ryan Muehlbauer, Elio Vezza, and Pete Stika. Retired English teacher, Darryl Wilbur, a founding advisor of the Club, remains involved as well. Jack Sinsabaugh, a Warwick grad, of Audio Services, LLC, will provide the sound for the concert.
A preview of the concert can be heard on Mon., Jan 29 at 12 noon on local radio station WTBQ (1110 AM, 93.5 FM) during the “Your Schools” program with Dr. David Leach, Superintendent of Schools.
Tickets for the concert will be on sale the week of Jan. 29 during lunch periods at the Middle School in the cafeteria as well as in the Middle School Office. They will also be sold at the door. The cost is a $5 donation for adults and $3 for students.