Kids help hospital with some CCR

Wentworth Music students are rollin’ on a river to the Vernon Recreation Centre Sunday to pay tribute to Credeence Clearwater Revival.

Wentworth Music students are rollin’ on a river to the Vernon Recreation Centre Sunday to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

The  rock concert entitled, Midnight SpecialA Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, will feature all the greatest hits from CCR’s notable career, from Proud Mary to Have You Ever Seen the Rain to Suzie Q.

“The students do an awesome job performing these concerts,” said Vernon’s Wentworth Music manager Rick Doling. “To see the enthusiasm at rehearsals, along with all the hard work put in by the students and instructors alike, is very inspiring.”

Presented by Interior Savings and Wentworth Music with help from Kiss FM and Night Owl Printing, this is the fourth concert of its kind, with all proceeds going to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

Past concerts, with tributes to The Beatles and The Guess Who, have already raised $8,000 for the hospital.

“We’re all really excited to be putting on another charitable concert like this for Vernon,” said Noel Wentworth, vice president of education at Wentworth Music. “Along with their weekly lessons, these performances put on twice a year by the education centre keep the kids involved in a positive activity with the goal of putting on a real rock concert that will ultimately help the Vernon community. It’s our sincere way of saying thank you.”

Tickets for Sunday’s performance are now on sale at Wentworth Music in Vernon and cost $15/adult, $8/student. Doors to the rec centre auditorium  open at 6 p.m Music starts at 7 p.m.