Merrill High School bands in concert
The Merrill High School Bands will present their next concert of chamber music on Monday, Feb. 16. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium, and admission is free.
The concert will feature smaller groups of students from the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble, and are directed by Kevin Short. The students will be divided into like-instrument families, such as Woodwind Choir, Brass Choir, and Percussion Ensemble. The music will include arrangements from many different periods and styles in music history, and is chosen from the Wisconsin School Music Association contest list. These student ensembles are preparing for competition in the District Solo & Ensemble Festival, which will be hosted by Merrill High School on Saturday, Feb. 21. Solo & Ensemble Festival is also open to the public.
In conjunction with the concert, the Merrill Band Endowment will be holding a “Dinner, Dessert, and a Concert” event at Pine Ridge Restaurant on Center Avenue. A portion of the proceeds from sales throughout the day on Monday, Feb. 16 will be donated to the Endowment Fund for music scholarships.