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Methacton High Celebrates 50 Years of Music

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Methacton High School has graduated 50 classes of senior high school students. Since 1964, the high school has seen its fair share of alumni pass through its hallways, and on May 15, the school plans to honor that history with music.

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the high school’s first graduating class will begin on May 15 with a concert event. The free musical presentation will be open to the public, and begins at 7:30 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to the Methacton High School auditorium, located at 1005 Kriebel Mill Road in Eagleville.

“Joining the school’s current band director, Bret Mascaro, as guest conductors are former band directors representing the school’s past 50 years,” said Angela M. Linch, coordinator of school and community information for the Methacton School District. “These include Jeffrey Twiford and Kevin McHugh.”

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Mascaro has been the band’s director since 1993. Twiford was in charge of the MHS band as director from 1973 to 1984. In 1984, McHugh took the reigns and worked as director until 1993. The three men represent a total of 41 years with the high school’s musical program.

The entertaining glimpse of the past does not stop there.

“Several current and past music teachers will also perform,” said Linch.

The May 15 performances will also include current MHS concert and jazz bands, along with the teachers. Music is not the only blast from the past planned for the celebration event.

“During the intermission, concert-goers will have an opportunity to view band memorabilia from the past 50 years,” said Linch.

For more information on the 50th Anniversary of the First Graduating Class special concert, visit the district’s website here. Admission is free for the event and open to the public and guests of all ages. The concert will be held Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS auditorium.

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