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Alumni and community members are invited to celebrate high school along with current students

In 1971, Lakeridge High School opened its doors for the first time. Over the 50-plus years since then, the school has played host to hundreds of concerts put on by its music program.

To celebrate, the high school will hold a 50th-anniversary concert on Feb. 15 featuring the Lakeridge orchestra, band and choir. The school intended to celebrate the anniversary in 2021, yet due to COVID-19 the event was postponed. COURTESY PHOTO: KRISTINA STINGLE - In 1971, Lakeridge High School opened its doors for the first time. The music program will hold a concert in celebration.

"The music department thought it would be a great opportunity to celebrate this anniversary together with all of our students from the band, choir and orchestra," said Kristina Stingle, director of the orchestra.

Stingle said that former music teachers will also make an appearance and help conduct the concert alongside current teachers.

"People who have gone to Lakeridge High School, they may see their former teacher up on stage," she said.

Led by the choir, the orchestra and band will perform "Hallelujah Chorus," a common piece that has been performed at holiday concerts since the school was first opened.

"The alums who have sung that in the past are welcome to stand and join in the singing of that," said Stingle. "We would love for people to join us and hear everyone perform together once again."

The anniversary concert will take place at 1 p.m at Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin. A reception will follow the concert at Lakeridge High School.COURTESY PHOTO: KRISTINA STINGLE - QR Code that community members can use to buy the $15 ticket.

"The reception is for alumni and friends to gather once again and talk to one another and take pictures together. They can also tour the building to see what it looks like currently," said Stingle.

Tickets can be purchased on the high school's website and are $15 each.

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