WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School Band is offering its annual abbreviated POPS concert and lunch for seniors March 13 at the school.
Lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m. and the concert will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
TIckets for the concert, which are free to senior citizens and made possible by a grant from the Sarah Gillett Services for the Elderly, are available at the Westfield Senior Center. Tickets are limited to two per older adult.
“We would encourage people if they want to get them to come earlier in the week. We actually had people asking about the tickets before we ever got them this year,” said COA Executive Director Tina Gorman. She said many seniors plan to attend every year.
“It’s a great concert and we get a lot of positive feedback about it. They love the music and the free meal,” Gorman said. She said as of Friday, there were about 40 tickets remaining.
The theme for this year’s POPS Concert is “20/20 Vision: Eye Tunes Through the Years.” There will be a variety of music with eyes or seeing in the lyrics. “Eye” inspired tunes include “Eye of the Tiger,” the “Look of Love,” and a “Salute to Ol’ Blue Eyes,” featuring some of Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits.
The full POPS concert on March 13 and 14 will also feature the Dixieland Band, solo and small group performances, light band classics, pop and jazz numbers and the traditional grand finale, “Sentimental Journey.”
“The seniors really enjoy themselves every year, and it’s something different,” Gorman said about the concert. The Westfield Senior Center located at 45 Noble St. is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.