Pennsbury High School band and orchestra students will be putting on a special performance Wednesday night to benefit the vulnerable in India. Proceeds will go towards the Sparsh Trust for the hungry and building a new school for children in India.

The Pennsbury Marching Band performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan 1, 2018.

Band member Priya Deliwala brought up the idea because only doing school work through the year makes it hard to focus on long term goals.

“Sometimes I feel like my life doesn’t have anything that has an application, like a purpose, Deliwala explained. “Doing a concert gave me direction and honestly it’s helped me build character. That’s why I wanted to do it.”

Teacher Mr. Frank Mazzeo calls his pupils kids, but admits he’s impressed by their maturity.

They are really young adults,” Mazzeo said about his students. “It touches your heart when you see somebody get motivated like this to do something. Priya is being very humble here, but she’s thinking of other people putting this together. She’s really done a lot of the legwork for this.”

200 students with various school music groups will perform, including the Pennsbury Symphony and Symphonic Orchestra, along with the Symphonic Winds and Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band.

The concert is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the PHS East Auditorium. Attendees can buy tickets at the door. The price is $10 for adults and $5 student/children.