the republic logo

Letter: Revive Popfest concert to enrich children

Follow The Republic:

Note: The statements, views, and opinions contained in this letter to the editor are those of the author and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect, the opinions of The Republic.

From: Trudy Calli


Received: Sept. 3

Our children are exposed to so very many negative situations today, if they don’t experience negative situations within their own environment then they can see what is going on in this world on the news.

Therefore, they should experience all of the uplifting, joyful, educational situations that we can possibly give them.

Music should be apart of our children’s education — the door to classical must or music selections which are meaningful should be opened to them.

The “Popfest” was a yearly Columbus event that included families with their children having an outing with lawn chairs being set up surrounding the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library for an evening of delightful sounds from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for all, young and old, to enjoy. It was music at its best and exquisitely performed.

We lost the sponsor and the “Popfest” yearly event disappeared. It was a summer’s evening musically celebrated and very much missed. And it was free.

There are some children who, sadly enough, while growing up form their opinions on many types of music, will miss out on the full scope of what music can offer: Melodies written and composed by musical geniuses. They’ll miss out on the journeys that classical music portrays and on all it has to say to us.

So there must be some club or business that would gladly contribute funds for such a great family event.

Hello, operator, are you there? Did you get the message? Our children need to know about this gorgeous music.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All content copyright ©2016 The Republic, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.