Colfax students prepare for Spotlight Night

Spotlight Night is the Colfax High School Music Department’s 7th annual fundraiser scheduled for Friday, April 7 at 7 pm. 

In addition to student performances and audience participation, there is a live auction and audience voting.

“We have something for everyone,” said choir director Carrie Christensen.  “The group songs we’ve worked on in classes (middle school and high school choirs, high school band), but the individual songs, dance, gymnastics, etc they’ve come up with on their own.  I can’t wait to see it all put together!”  Some familiar songs this year will be “Carry on my Wayward Son,” “Hallelujah,” “Knock on Wood,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (tuba) “Stars and Stripes Forever” (piano trio), “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, and “In the Still of the Night.”  

“I try to think of ways to get the audience involved,”  Christensen added.  “I think our emcee this year Emily Evenson will be a lot of fun as well.”

Money from this fundraiser helps pay for student scholarships for summer music camps.  In the past few years a record number of middle school and high school music students attended music camps.  Students’ own abilities as musicians and performers are strengthened through such experiences.  Many of the kids attending camps develop into notable leaders within the ensembles at school.

Tickets for Spotlight Night are $5 ($15 family max) and available at the door.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 7.  Individuals or organizations who still wish to make a donation can drop off items in the high school office.