“Who’s Alfie Zappacosta?,” says Kay Greene, Horton High School’s music teacher, imitating her students.
That’s right: Alfie Zappacosta will be playing at the Horton High School Performance Centre. On May 9 at
“I’m not nervous,” says Greene. “The students are fantastic and it’s great music. But 80s pop music, it’s easy for them to learn. Some of them actually listen to 80s music.”
The students will perform choral back-up for Zappacosta’s hits Nothing Can Stand in Your Way and Overload, a song students recognized from Dirty Dancing. And even though they’ve only been practicing for less than a week, Greene says “they’ve already aced it.” Zappacosta will likely play fan
“He’s got a really cool new jazz sound,” she says. “He’s got just a small little group . . . and he’s got this really awesome reinvention almost of himself . . . I’m really looking forward to hearing that stuff live.”
Parts of ticket sales go to the Horton Music Department - an idea by Zappacosta himself.
“He offered to do it as a fundraiser for the music department,” says Greene. “He has to cover his costs, but he’s giving a portion of all the tickets after that to the music department, which is amazing.”
Greene says money raised from the concert will go towards performing arts camp scholarships for students during the summer months.
Go online: For more information, visit http://hortonhighschool.ca/zappacosta/