Arts & Entertainment

Turning a Love For Performing Into Help For Neighbors

High school students organize a concert to benefit a non-profit in their community

Everyone was entertained when a group North Hills High School musical groups performed Wednesday, but the concert was unique and the effects will be more lasting than just one night.

Members of Arrow, a male singing group at the high school in Ross Township, north of Pittsburgh, conceived, organized and staged the whole concert themselves, inviting other student musical groups from the school to join them. Here's their medley from The Greatest Showman , accompanied by a quintet of North Hills Senior High orchestra members (one of the Arrows wrote the orchestration!):

The group has been working on the performance since December. They decided to do a concert, "Arrows of Caring" not only because they love to perform, but because they wanted a neighborhood charity to benefit from their talents. Among the groups that joined in the concert, a group of young women from the North Hills Singers, who called themselves "The Bows" for the evening (get it "Bows and Arrows").

The concert raised more than $1000 for North Hills Cares, an organization that provides assistance to residents in northern Pittsburgh communities who are in need, connecting people with needs to others who want to help. The money will go to a number of programs, including the organization's "Power Up for Summer Fun," the first-ever summer lunch program in the North Hills School District, which launches in June.

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