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Largest concert of the year set for May 17

Mass Bands

In terms of sheer numbers, the biggest musical event of the school year sounds off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Salthawk Activity Center.

The 30th Mass Bands Concert features about 600 USD 308 students in grades six through 12. There will be performances by elementary bands, a combined middle school band, the high school band and both middle and high school jazz bands before the actual mass bands performance, which brings together all the students.

As with the previous Mass Bands Concert, all students come together for the song, “A Mighty Fortress.”

The district has held the Mass Bands Concert since 1988. The 2018 event should be the 31st, but the concert in 2017 had to be canceled because of severe weather. The event is a chance for students to play with what may be the largest group they ever will in their lives. It also gives parents a chance to hear what their children are doing as well as what others are doing in the district. For younger students, the concert provides an opportunity to see what is in store for them in the future.