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‘Broadway Bound’ production set at PLHS

Point Loma High School musical theater class presents “Broadway Bound,” a student showcase of the very best of American musical theater.

The performances take place Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Point Loma High School, located at 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

Students will perform musical numbers from such hits as “Oklahoma!” “Chicago,” “West Side Story,” “A Chorus Line” and “The Sound of Music.”

For more information, email performing arts teach Heather Pauley at hpauley@sandi.net, or call (619) 223-3121, ext. 4509.

Peninsula Singers slate annual holiday show

The popular Peninsula Singers will host their annual holiday concert event called “Sounds of the Season” with a main show on Friday, Dec. 14 and other appearances at various other venues. The Peninsula Singers will offer a diverse and festive program featuring accompanied and a cappella classical pieces by Vaughan Williams and American composer Morten Lauridsen, as well as popular holiday classics from Irving Berlin to Peter, Paul and Mary.

Under the artistic direction of Sarah Suhonen, the Peninsula Singers organization continues to grow musically and in size.

The main event on Dec. 14 is set to take place at 7 p.m. at the Historic North Chapel, located at 2881 Roosevelt Road in Liberty Station. Tickets are available online or at the door for $12. For more information and tickets, visit peninsulasingerssandiego.org.

Other appearances by the Peninsula Singers include “December Nights” in Balboa Park on Dec. 7, the San Diego Botanic Garden’s “Garden of Lights” on Dec. 8 and a show for the Friends of the Library on Dec. 12.

Yacht club to host holiday help event for military

The San Diego Yacht Club is launching a community project to support San Diego’s military families through an annual event called “Operation Holiday Helping Hand” on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Gifts will be distributed to military families at the yacht club, located at 1011 Anchorage Lane.

According to event organizers, many military families are in need of assistance because of unforeseen financial and/or medical issues. They are generally lower ranking, younger service members with large families, said organizers, and without community support, many service members might not even have a Christmas.

Gifts will be distributed Dec. 8 at

9 a.m. SDYC members and supporters are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. for check-in and presenter instructions.

For more information, call (619) 221- 8400, or visit www.sdyc.org.

PLHS boosters launch music fundraising drive

The Point Loma High School music program is again enjoying significant growth in terms of student participation, but with that growth comes the stretched resources to put instruments and uniforms in the hands of eager young musicians, according to James Sepulvado, director of the school’s instrumental music program.

The addition of 40 new students this year stretched the marching band’s inventory to the limit, using every last uniform and every single instrument belonging to the program. Next year, the band is expecting to order another 40 uniforms at a cost of $20,000.

As a result, the PLHS Instrumental Music Boosters have responded with a special fundraising initiative called “Keep the Beat Alive” to support the needs of the award-winning PLHS program.

If residents have an instrument collecting dust in the closet or garage, let a young musician bring it back to life. Other donations are also welcome.

On Saturday, Dec. 8 between 4 and 6 p.m., students will play holiday music at Ralph’s Sports Arena and Barons Market. Then, on Saturday, Dec. 15, they will play at Stump’s Family Marketplace and at Fresh & Easy between 4 and 6 p.m. Drop off donations there, or contact vanguard.parent@gmail.com to arrange a pick up.

For information about the program or to make a donation, visit plhsmusic.com or email vanguard.parent@gmail.com.
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