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String Octet ‘Barrage 8’ to Perform at Chesterton High School on Feb. 27

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The amazing string octet ‘Barrage 8’ will perform at Chesterton High School on Monday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (with student ID) and are available online at, in-person at the CHS Music Office, or at the door.

Barrage 8 is the latest project from John Crozman, Dean Marshall and Tony Moore, the original creators of the hit show Barrage. Utilizing the same energy, panache and innovative stage performance that Barrage was known for, Barrage 8 features all the instruments in the modern string family. The “8” in the name represents a re-imagining of the string octet: 5 violins, viola, cello and double bass. This instrumentation drives a rich and powerful sonic palette that further explores the musical diversity in the Barrage 8 compositions and arrangements. Barrage 8 presents what the Barrage name has come to represent worldwide: “a memorable presentation of music, from many genres and cascading generations, delivered in a way not seen or heard before.”

“This is a great opportunity for our students,” said Phil Loos, CHS Orchestra director. All high school orchestra students will spend class time working with the performers and then will be performing one number with the group at the concert.  Intermediate school and middle school students will get to attend a Question and Answer session with members of Barrage in the afternoon, before seeing the performance in the evening.