Former Porterville High Band Director Jim Kusserow and the Porterville Mariachi Academy for the Performing Arts will be among the acts featured in the annual Buck Shaffer Spectacular, which benefits local charities.

This year’s event will be held at the Buck Shaffer Theater at the Porterville Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, February 29. Preshow is at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 6:30. Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased at the Porterville Chamber of Commerce.

Kusserow, a PHS graduate, was a member of the PHS band and Fabulous Studio Band, and went on to direct both for 27 years. He will be guest performer at the Spectacular.

The Porterville Mariachi Academy features students who range in ages from 6 to 60 with the majority ranging in ages 8 through the high school level. 

The Mariachi Academy students perform at community and city events such as parades, downtown summer concerts, and local school programs.

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