5 Reasons Why Lake Oswego High School’s Windjammers Will Make You Feel Right at Home This Weekend

Windjammer-logo-12jan-page0001 reduced(2)Lake Oswego High School’s show choir, The Windjammers, is putting out the welcome mat this weekend with its annual variety show. Here’s why they’re sure to make you feel “At Home With the Windjammers.”

1. Social relatedness is one of the three main purposes music enjoyment serves, according to research and the Windjammers are out to prove that point. Songs will be about family, friends, and community, doing their best to make you feel like you belong. Don’t be surprised if you feel like reaching out and hugging the guy next to you.

2. Opening night features a “bring the house down” performance of “We Are Family” by performers of all ages. Twenty elementary students from around the Lake Oswego School District who participated in the Windjammer Day Camp on February 22 will join their high school mentors onstage for this crowd-pleasing number.

3. This year’s show gives audience members a chance to get up close and personal with many of the Windjammers as more solos will be featured than in years past. “I think the amount of solos is going to make this year all the more memorable,” explains director, Cole Blume.

4. It’s a family affair. The Windjammers will be joined by the Lake Oswego Jazz Band under the direction of retiring director, Dave Matthys, as well as district music teacher Karl Gustafson on the keyboard and local jazz pianist extraordinaire, Randy Porter, who will accompany his daughter on the ballad, “Smile.”

5. Many songs will hit close to home like “Home” by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, “House Is a-Rockin” by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Disney favorite, “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

So get out of the house and go make yourself at home February 27, 28, and March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lake Oswego High School auditorium at 2501 Country Club Road. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students; $15 at the door.

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I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at costellok@hasson.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right hand column. I would love to show you around.
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