What: WBAL Concert for Kids
When: Saturday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm and 7 pm
Where: Oakland Mills High School
Why: to support WBAL Kids Campaign
How Much: $12.00 and $8.00 matinee; $20.00 evening
If the Macy’s Parade and displays at area stores haven’t clued you in, the arrival of the WBAL Concert for Kids at Oakland Mills High School will surely convince you that the holiday season is upon us. This weekend will be their tenth anniversary presenting the best in local entertainment which is given by kids for kids. Orchestra Conductor Philip Hale describes the event:
The Oakland Mills Performing Arts Department believes that, in addition to the direct contributions made through the Concert for Kids, our students learn the joy and gratitude that comes from doing good in our community. This is a learning experience for our students and all who contribute to our efforts. We believe our community has benefited far beyond the monetary donations to the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign.
Choose the matinee performance if you have kids on the younger side. There’ll be pictures with Santa, a craft to do, and the program is shortened and formatted with little ones in mind. The evening performance is the entire extravaganza. They’ve sold out for the last two years and hope to do so again.
Featured performers this year are CJ Cunningham (OM alum) and Lauren Tait as dance soloists, as well as Sequina DuBose and Bryan Jeffrey Daniels as vocalists. Santa also puts in an appearance, as will personalities from WBAL Radio.
Another fun feature of this event is the Holiday Boutique. Look for some new shopping opportunities this year, including new vendors and a silent auction featuring restaurant gift cards, fitness gift cards and other beautiful items for the home. For the second year there will be featuring a painted violin for auction; painted by OM alum Charlotte Mann. In addition, the National Art Honor Society is providing a number of pieces of art for sale along with the school color tassel ornaments.
Since this concert made its first appearance on the local scene, students have raised $67,000 to help kids in need. The goal for this year is to raise $15,000 for the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign.
What you need to know: it’s just a fabulous experience, a joyous celebration of the best in high school musical and dance performances. There’s nothing else in Howard County like it.
Learn more and buy tickets here.