Arts & Entertainment

North Hills Residents Join in a "Community of Music"

Hundreds of people in Pittsburgh's northern suburbs gathered together for "A Community of Music," presented by the non-profit North Hills Cares.

Student musicians from four school districts (including the North Hills Chamber Strings, above) created a true "Community of Music" for their neighbors during a concert by the same name held Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Block Northway in Ross Township. The event, presented by the non-profit community group North Hills Cares, drew approximately 400 visitors who enjoyed holiday music and a festive sing-a-long.

The Avonworth High School Chamber Singers (above) and the Shaler Area Elementary Singers (below) entertained the audience of appreciative family and community members with holiday season favorites.

Arrow Men's Ensemble (North Hills High School) rocked the house with their animated performance and amusing antics that made their songs all the more entertaining.

Members of the men's ensemble and singer/songwriter Melina Bowser, a senior at North Allegheny High School, were joined by Santa in leading the crowd in a sing-along.

People who attend the free event helped "Fill the Sleigh" by donating individually packaged, shelf-stable food items to benefit the participating school districts' backpack programs. These programs send food home with students who qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school and not have enough to eat during weekends and school breaks.

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