COLUMBUS, Ind.–Columbus North High School’s annual musical showcase, “American Pie,” officially hit long-play status on Friday night after making its revolution 33 times since 1985. That was the year social studies teacher Ed Niespodziani came up with the idea and started the first show. The extravaganza combines a look at American history through the eyes of the rock ‘n’ roll that both shaped the country and was shaped by it.
The theme this year was “Changes: 1955 to 1975,” in reference to David Bowie’s 1971 classic hit song, “Changes.” Highlights of the concert included performances of “Proud Mary” and “Everyday People” by the Columbus North Singers, “Run Through the Jungle” by t-shirt and printing baron Tony London, and “Get Together” by student Joe Robinson.
Talented students, teachers, and alumni will return next May for another episode of what has become a fun way to kick-off a spring weekend.