Musician and Composer Todd Schroeder (SHS class of ’84) will return to the Mother Lode on Saturday May 18th for the Young Artist Grant Benefit Concert at Sonora High School.
Schroeder was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Each time Schroeder performs at Sonora High School, he plays on the school’s 1964 Model B Steinway Grand Piano. This is the same piano that Schroeder learned to play as a student. The piano has been completely refurbished, at a 2009 fundraising cost of $16,000.00.
“At one time, I tried to stay away from my series of concerts,” says Schroeder, “but Sonora is my heart, my home, my roots and my school.”
Joining Schroeder on the stage Saturday May 18th at 7:30 p.m. will be Wendy Tuttle, Brooke Lundy, Kevin Fischer, Carrie Schroeder, and David Carey Foster.
Two highlighted guests this year are Harry Middlebrooks who co-wrote the mega hit “Spooky” and was an opening act for both Elvis Presley and Glenn Campbell. Middlebrooks also had his own weekly TV variety show called “The Middlebrooks Show” every Saturday night in Los Angeles on ABC.
Broadway World award winner Robyn Spangler will also take the Sonora High School Auditorium Stage. Spangler won the 2011 Broadway World’s Award for Best Female Cabaret Artist in Los Angeles and was nominated for Best Tribute Show by Broadway World’s New York Cabaret Community.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students. Please call (209) 532-5511 ext 112 for ticket information.
Proceeds will help fund grants for graduating seniors to further their studies in fine arts.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.