There will be ‘Music Along the Trail’ Oct. 23 in Aspinwall.
Fox Chapel Area senior Nathan Moore, in pursuit of his Eagle Scout rank, has organized a free community concert at Allegheny RiverTrail Park.
The event will begin at 3:30 p.m.
It is free for all ages and will feature high school musical groups from the Fox Chapel area.
“I’ve been involved in scouting and music lessons since first grade,” Moore, 17, said. “I’m active in orchestra and three choir ensembles.
“When it came to choosing my Eagle project, it made sense to combine my love of music with scouting.”
Moore is partnering with The Farina Foundation to collect new or gently used musical instruments to be distributed to people in need.
The foundation works with the Brighton Music Center to refurbish instruments and place them where there is need. Monetary donations will benefit Sharpsburg Family Worship Center, which hosts community outreach programs like Operation Backpack and Christmas Give-a-Gift.
Moore, of Indiana Township, is a member of the National Honor Society and co-leader of the Fearless Bible Club. At school, he sings with the concert choir, men’s ensemble and Madrigal Singers. He plans to play the viola next year at college, though he has not yet decided where he will attend.
Moore also is a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America organization.
“I’ve always wanted to earn the rank of Eagle, which is why I’m very committed to my project,” Moore said.
“I hope that people will enjoy coming together in the community and celebrating music in a beautiful park.”
The concert will be an outdoor event so audience members are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sprawl out on the lawn. If it rains, performances will move into the pavilion.
The park sits at 285 River Ave., off Freeport Road.