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Music Beats the Heart hosts annual benefit concert

PC_ Chris (Benefit Concert)

 Making Our Voices Echo (MOVE) and Music Beats the Heart (MBTH) hosted their fourth annual benefit concert at the media center to raise money for global youth poverty on Friday, Mar. 16.

 The concert went from 6-8pm in the media center and donated all proceeds to World Vision’s Thirty Hour Famine in their fight against childhood hunger and poverty in third-world countries. Members from both clubs sold tickets for $5 prior to the concert and at the event.

 MOVE president senior Angelina Susanto says the concert provided members with a valuable learning opportunity.

 “[Events] like the concert are beneficial for us because they mold our students into advocates for global issues,” Susanto said. “We can educate others and spread awareness about our mission statement and battle against poverty and hunger.”

 MBTH president senior Lauren Le believes that allowing the club’s underclassmen to direct the concert prepared them for succeeding leadership roles.

 “We wanted our underclassmen to [take control] of the concert, because they would learn how to manage certain responsibilities for future years to come,”  Le said.

 Junior Kelsie Kim says the concert successfully showcased a variety of artistic talent.

 “I really enjoyed how the [diversity] of the dance and song performances incorporated the many different aspects of performing arts,” Kim said.

 MOVE will be collaborating with Key Club to host their annual campaign week on Monday, Mar. 26.

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