COAL TOWNSHIP - The Shamokin Area Music Department will present its annual Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the high school auditorium. This year's concert is dedicated to veterans and those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The concert will open with the chamber choir singing the national anthem, followed by the high school chorus performing "Old Time Rock and Roll," "Some Nights," as recorded by Fun., and "Dance Evolution," a medley of past and current popular dance tunes.

The chorus is under the direction of Mary Anne Stump.

The high school band, directed by Kevin Styer, will continue the program with the Queen hit "Bohemian Rhapsody," followed by the songs of the United States Armed Forces and "God Bless America."

The orchestra, under the direction of Barbara DeGaetano, will follow performing past and present pop hits including "America, the Beautiful," a medley of the Beach Boys' "California Girls" and "Fun, Fun, Fun;" "Dumb Love," and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way."

The program will also feature a barbershop quartet comprised of Corey Levi, Cole Supsic, Graeme Shappell and David Wolfe singing "Hello Mary Lou."

The concert will conclude with the band, orchestra, and chorus in a combined performance of "Thank You, Soldiers" in tribute to United States veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.

The public is invited to this free performance. In appreciation of their service to our country, the music department extends a special invitation to all veterans, current servicemen and women and their families.