SIDNEY – The Upper Valley Community Orchestra will perform a Summer Concert on Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Christian Academy of Sidney, 2151 W. Russell Road.
“We will be giving our fifth Summer Concert this year after a long two years of not being able to get together,” Upper Valley Community Orchestra Conductor John Streb said. “The theme for our concert this year is ‘Music Tells A Story’ and will include selections that will take you on journeys through stories like ‘Return of the Monarchs’ which tells the story through music of the Monarch Butterfly and it’s migration as well as stories about pirates, wizards and strange new lands. We are a young orchestra, in terms of years in existence, but we are filled with experienced musicians that we hope will entertain you.”
Selections will include music from “Wicked,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “Apollo 13.” There will also be a trumpet solo performed by Jonathan Millhouse.
Every year in June, the orchestra gives a $5,000 scholarship to a graduating senior. The recipient will be announced during the concert on Saturday.
Christmas Concerts will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Christian Academy of Sidney and on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Sidney Theater.
The UVCO was established in 2016 and includes musicians from all of Shelby County and surrounding areas. Many of their musicians are local high school students from various county schools.