PITTSBURG — A tale of television theme songs and commercial jingles will be told through the show “Television’s Hit Parade” this fall.
The Pittsburg Multigenerational Chorus, under the direction of Pittsburg High School Music Teacher Susan Laushman, will begin its 10th season Wednesday.
Laushman said the community is invited into the vocal music classroom to sing and rehearse along side 100 high school singers twice a week to prepare for the fall concert. She said she is hoping for 75 community members.
“This is going to be a big group,” she said.
Over the summer, Laushman wrote the show herself using theme songs and jingles — the music will take people back to their television favorites from the ‘50s through the ‘80s, she said.
“Golden Girls, Andy Griffith — a great many songs,” she said. “The audience will generally know just about every one they hear.”
Last year, the group sang for peace with a more serious show, but this year Laushman said she wanted to bring a high entertainment value, lighter in nature — something fun.
The show will feature a special guest, KOAM News Anchor Dowe Quick, who will serve as the narrator for the TV Extravaganza.
“I felt he would be appropriate for the show,” Laushman said. “He has been in broadcasting most of his life.”
The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. October 18 at Memorial Auditorium.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon, starting this Wednesday. Community members are encouraged to join. For more information, contact Laushman at email@example.com.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.