CG Tonight! is a monthly open mike night for our community and school district. In 2013 the music and drama department renovated the old wood shop in the high school, turning it into a black box theater. CG Tonight! is held the last Tuesday of each month. The music and drama classes provide two hosts and students sign up to perform. There are sign up sheets posted in the music wing for students to sign up ahead of time. Each performer is interviewed by the hosts and then performs in the black box. We accept donations at the door but the evening is primarily for the students to have additional opportunities to perform. Sometimes we even have a theme and performers use the theme in their act.
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- Students who used to be tentative to perform in front of others have gradually built up their courage by performing regularly at CG Tonight! Now they are soloists in choir and band.
- CG Tonight! has students from outside the music department perform. Those students often end up enrolling in a music class or auditioning for the musical.
- CG Tonight! has been going strong since 2013. CGHS Music Matters schedules the monthly performances before the school year begins and then the administration puts the dates in the district calendar.
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