THORNDIKE — The annual Mount View Pops Concert was held this year on the athletic field under the huge Thorndike sky June 10, with a large crowd of family, alumni, and faculty attending.

The event featured musical performances by the sixth grade band, chorus, and jazz band; seventh/eighth grade chorus and combined choirs; the Mount View Chamber Singers and the high school concert band and choir.

The concert also included an intermission with a barbecue dinner. The familiar smiling eyes of Food Director Tina Fabian, High School Principal Zack Freeman, and Superintendent Charles  Brown, among others, greeted people as they served food cafeteria style.

The class of 2021 honored musicians include Roger Chadwick, Max Eastham, Emma Fonger, Morgan Fonger, Cooper Grierson, Gabriella Hanks, Malachi Harris, Kevin Kinney, Jennifer Littlefield, Emma Smith, Austin Toole, and Hailey Wood. Each one was presented with a rose.

Last year, because of the pandemic, the class of 2020 graduating seniors who participated in band were not able to perform in the annual final concert. Mount View Band Director Michael Venti invited alumni from the previous year to join the band in the final few tunes.

Before the last song, an unknowing Venti was drenched by two students with a large water cooler, then hit in the face with a cream pie by another student. He cleared the goo off his face, smiled, and composed himself enough to get through the last song.

Mount View Pops concert 2021

Mount View Pops Concert 2021, shown here June 10. Because of the pandemic, students have been playing their instruments through bags to prevent any particles from escaping. Fran Gonzalez

Mount View Pops concert 2021

Members of the Mount View Chamber Singers, shown here June 10 at the 2021 Pops Concert. Fran Gonzalez

Mount View Pops concert 2021

Mount View alumni Isaac Black on left and Logan Wadick, play at the Mount View Pops concert June 10. Fran Gonzalez

Mount View Pops concert 2021

Chorus Director Rebecca Childs leads the middle school choir June 10 at the Mount View Pops Concert. Fran Gonzalez

Mount View Pops concert

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Mount View Pops concert

The outside Mount View Pops Concert drew a large crowd of parents, alumni, and faculty June 10. Fran Gonzalez

Mount View Pops concert 2021

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Mount View Pops concert 2021

Isaac Widmer on left and Noah Cote with Kevin Kinney in the background at the Mount View Pops Concert June 10. Fran Gonzalez

Mount View Pops Concert 2021

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Mount View Pops concert 2021

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Band Director Michael Venti leads Rubin Widmer June 10, at the Mount View Pops Concert. Fran Gonzalez

Mount View Pops concert 2021

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