‘Rock for Orion’: West Seattle HS students plan music festival to raise $ to help homeless teens

Outdoor-music season is starting earlier than usual in West Seattle with “Rock for Orion,” a music festival that West Seattle High School students are hosting April 26th to raise money for YouthCare‘s James W. Ray Orion Center in downtown Seattle, which Katie Blackett of the WSHS ASB describes in the announcement as an “organization that specializes in the housing and rehabilitation of homeless adolescents in the Seattle area.” It’s happening in the courtyard by the main parking lot – that’s near the entrance to the school gym and theater. Here’s the lineup:

1:00 pm — Doors Open

1:30 pm — Tom Nook tomnook.bandcamp.com

2:20 pm — Follies and Vices folliesvices.bandcamp.com

3:10 pm — Smashie Smashie smashiesmashie.bandcamp.com

4:00 pm — iji ijiiji.bandcamp.com

5:00 pm — Tangerine tangerinetheband.bandcamp.com/

6:00 pm — Ephrata ephrata.bandcamp.com

Suggested donation (with re-entry allowed if you can’t stay for the whole thing) will be $10. The event has a website (here) and Facebook-event page (here).

3 Replies to "'Rock for Orion': West Seattle HS students plan music festival to raise $ to help homeless teens"

  • CE April 8, 2014 (8:09 pm)

    Yah- great cause, WSHS students, and way to organize. I hope to make some of your shows and hope you have a very successful first year with Rock for Orion.

  • Nw mama April 8, 2014 (11:04 pm)

    Very cool. What led to the project?

  • Myka April 21, 2014 (3:52 pm)

    Hi there! I’m Myka Kielbon, the Student Body President at WSHS. As an entire student government, we adopted a community service focus for the year to combat homelessness in Seattle. We put on events such as a sock drive and a basketball tournament earlier in the year. A lot of our inspiration came from Thomas Scott, who runs the charity Every Day is Christmas and spoke at a leadership conference.

    Hope to see you there!

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