The award-winning Wadsworth High School Bands will have a fundraiser on Monday and a concert on Thursday.
A fundraiser for the band will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Circle L. Steakhouse at the Galaxy Restaurant, 201 Park Center Drive.
To make reservations for this event, call 330-334-3663. Walk-ins are also welcomed.
The fundraiser will be 15 percent of each dinner check for the evening to support the band program.
Band director Steve Hadgis said this is the first time for a fundraiser for the bands at the Galaxy and the funds will be used to purchase music and repair equipment.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the new Wadsworth High School Performing Arts Center, 625 Broad Street.
According to Hadgis, the Concert and Symphonic Bands of Wadsworth High School have 210 students. The concert is free and open to the public.
At the concert, the Concert Band conducted by Dana Hire will perform: "The Avengers March" by Karl King; "Savannah River Rhapsody" by Robert Sheldon; and "Confluence" by Richard Sqaucedo.
The Symphonic Band conducted by Hadgis will do: "His Honor March" by Henry Fillmore; "Metroplex" by Robert Sheldon; and "La Mesquita de Cordoba" by Julie Giroux.
The bands, Hadgis explained, will perform at the District Contests at Copley High School March 15. Bands at that contest that receive a superior rating of "one" will qualify for the State Contests in May.
According to Hadgis, the Symphonic and Concert Bands have a long history of superior ratings in district and state contests.
Hadgis noted the 220-member Marching Band is "one of the finest marching bands in the region and was selected to perform at the Ohio State University "Skull" session.
The Symphonic Band, Hadgis pointed out, has performed at the Ohio Music Educators Association State Music Conference, the Capital University Band Mini Conference and the University of Akron Annual Band Clinic.
Hadgis added the Symphonic Band will be the guest high school band to perform at Kent State University's Band Spring Contest.