senior Josh Miranda wasn’t able to help in the search for Chelsea King, but he’s found a way to help the organization that keeps her memory alive.
When told about his school’s senior project requirement, Miranda decided to host a concert showcasing high school bands throughout the county—with all of the proceeds benefiting the Chelsea’s Light Foundation.
“I did not know Chelsea King, but that made me feel even more strongly about helping them out,” Miranda said. “Because I didn't feel I had done my part in helping out with everything that happened due to my rigorous wrestling schedule.”
After emailing the foundation with his proposal, Miranda got a call from King’s mother, Kelly.
“She told me that she loved my idea, and that her and her husband, Brent, supported me 100 percent,” said Miranda, who will emcee the event.
Miranda says he’s “been extremely fortunate with the amount of help and donations” from the community. In fact, the Poway Community Center was offered free-of-charge for the evening.
The event begins at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, and four acts are scheduled to take the stage: the Burnout Kids, a punk-rock band from Cathedral Catholic High School; PHS pop singer Roxy King (no relation); Sleepless Pacific, a progressive-rock band from PHS; and Revolt-Age, a rock ‘n’ roll band from Point Loma High School.
“I am very excited to be able to do something to help the community in such a big way,” said Miranda, who has played the guitar for seven years. “It will be an event where people can have a lot of fun while supporting a good thing.”
Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door. To RSVP or donate items for the evening’s raffle, contact Miranda through his Facebook page or by email at email@example.com.