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a capella group performing hits from early 2000s at Lake Oswego High School this weekend

COURTESY PHOTO - The Windjammers will perform some of their favorite early 2000s tunes this weekend — everything from Coldplay to country hits. Travel back to Y2K at the Lake Oswego High School Windjammers Variety Show this weekend. From March 7-9, the school's a capella group, The Windjammers, will perform their annual show — this year bringing it back to the new millennium.

Though the members of The Windjammers were in elementary school during the era, many still have memories of their favorite songs, according to choir teacher Zachary Schwalbach. They will be performing an assortment of their favorite genres of music from the early 2000s, including rap, county, musical theater and pop.

There will be a wide range of songs, from Kelly Clarkson to Coldplay and everything in between. Schwalbach says the show will highlight how music from this era influences music and culture today.

"This year's show is a lot more creatively driven by the students. We had a lot more freedom to choose what we did this year versus in past years, which we think everyone will enjoy," says Windjammer Ryan Miller, who is a junior at LOHS.

The variety show will also feature guests from Lake Oswego Junior High: band teacher Isaac Zuckerman and choir teacher Adam Johnson.

"We are so excited to have Mr. Zuckerman and Mr. Johnson accompanying us in several performances," Miller says.

Junior Lauren Joyce says this year's Variety Show carries a nostalgia factor that makes it special.

"The Variety Show this year is especially fun and engaging because we are performing the music of our early childhoods," she says. "Our enthusiasm for the music we get to perform is going to be a blast for all who come. There is a perfect mix of Windjammer numbers as well as solo and small group features, so there is something for everyone."

The Windjammers: The New Millennium will be performed Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Lake Oswego High School auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at www.eticketexpress.com and are $8 for students and $10 for adults. They will be sold at the door for $15 for everyone.

For more information on The Windjammers, visit www.lakeoswegochoirs.com/choirs/windjammers/.


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