WTHS Tri-M Music Honor Society will present concert to benefit OVMS student

The concert will take place on April 17, to benefit seventh grader Sherice Garcia, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

The Washington Township High School Tri-M Music Honor Society will present a Symphony Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Investors Bank Performing Arts Center. Dr. Joanne Erwin, professor emerita of music education at Oberlin Conservatory, will serve as the guest conductor.

The concert will benefit Orchard Valley Middle School seventh grader Sherice Garcia, who plays the violin, loves being part of the orchestra and suffers from leukemia.

In December 2017, Garcia was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, secondary to the diagnosis of a malignant teratoma of the of the abdomen in December 2016. She is currently receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“The Tri-Mu Symphony Orchestra musicians look forward to giving their time and musical talent to this worthwhile cause,” WTHS orchestra director and Tri-M advisor Judy Pagon said. “Sherice is a kindhearted and thoughtful student who is hardworking and always has a smile on her face. We are hopeful that this concert will not only lift the spirit of the Garcia’s, but also assist them with unforeseen financial hardships that have been complicated by the costs of Sherice’s medical care.”

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

To secure tickets or make a donation, contact Judy Pagon at jpagon@wtps.org.