It is a 93-year-old tradition for the senior high students at FHS to put on a talent show that is comprised of all live music. Johnston estimates it is one of a few shows left in the country that are still done in the style inspired by old-fashioned radio shows.
What does it take to put on such a performance?
23 jazz band members
16 show choir performers
15 Madrigal singers
3 dancers and
And those are just the students on the stage. The show also has several students involved in stage crew and makeup.
It all comes together for what Johnston described over and over again as one "awesome" show.
"Just the spectacle of it all is awesome," he told the kids after singing the show's traditional final number "Thanks for the Memories," which includes shout outs to past directors Ed Frye, Harold Pixley and Roland Davis in the revised lyrics..
Admission to the hourlong performance is $5 and shows will be done at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.
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