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Join us for Symphony in the Park

Join us on Friday, August 16th Songs Strings & Steps presents a FREE Symphony concert in Mill Lake Park featuring epic movie themes along with community entertainment, food trucks, mini-golf, FREE pop-corn, face painting and other family-friendly activities.

Community entertainment at the park starts at 4pm. The line-up includes outstanding performances from Valley Stars Cheerleading, the MEI Pep Band, Sada Virsa Bhangra Dancers, the internationally famous Langley Ukulele Ensemble and a signature presentation by Fraser Valley Academy of Dance.

The Symphony concert will start at 7pm with themes from over 15 popular movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Mission Impossible, Les Miserables , and Pride and Prejudice. There will also be music from some more recent hits including The Avengers, and How to Train Your Dragon.

Just before the orchestra presents themes from Star Wars, there will be a presentation of prizes for those dressed in Star Wars costumes. In addition, the orchestra will perform themes from Bernstein’s West Side Story accompanied by dancers from the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance.

The concert will also feature the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra who will be performing choreography to Victory by the English group “Bond”. Calvin Dyck will be featured as soloist on Cinema Paradiso and ”Married Life” from Up.

Local sponsors include companies such as Columbia Cabinets, Diverse Properties, Investors Group and Blackwood Building Centre, but the concert also depends on individual donations to help cover expenses.

The concert will end with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s famous “1812 Overture” which features six “cannon shots”. The audience will be invited to provide the “cannon shots” by popping thousands of paper lunch bags in unison.

The public is invited to park at MSA Arena or local public schools, and bring a lawn chair. The site of the concert is on the south side of Mill Lake Park, off of Bevan.

Don’t miss this memorable event in Mill Lake Park on August 16th!

See you this Friday and be sure to come by our booth for fun and exciting kid activities.

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