Pop Palooza Brought Outdoor Music, Fun To NCHS

ABOVE, Willow Simmons.

Nashville Community High School hosted Pop Palooza on the afternoon and into the evening of Saturday, May 19. This was the first year the event had been held, and it brought live outdoor music, games, activities and food on a late spring day.

Hayden Kellerman.


While clouds looked ominous and rain threatened, no more than a handful of drops ever fell during the event.

Students cleared the stage of equipment and instruments when storms threatened, but the rain never came down.


The cost to attend was $2 or two items of canned goods per car. In addition to the food collected, which was donated to the Irvington Food Pantry, the students also raised $177.

9-Square was one of the games out to play. There was also carnival games, bounce houses, food trucks and more.


The event was run by student volunteers, including those from the Tri-M Music Honors Society, and the Pop Music class, which provided much of the evening’s musical entertainment.

Emma Wroblewski.


Assisting the students with Pop Palooza were the NCHS Music Boosters, who are seeking to raise funds to send the band to the Sugar Bowl at the end of 2018 (or the beginning of 2019, depending on which day of the trip we’re talking about). Other members of the community interested in contributing to the Sugar Bowl trip can contact the music boosters to make a donation, or if they’re interested in supporting the NCHS Musicians in any other way as well.

Students gleefully took the opportunity to dunk music teacher Steve Browne.


NCHS Music teacher Steve Browne, after many splashes in the dunk booth, said that the event went well and that there was already talk of holding Pop Palooza again next year.

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