ALL 7th & 8th graders:

Solo and Ensemble Recitals Concert:

Wednesday, January 21

7th and 8th grade students will perform for parents in an evening concert on Wednesday, January 21.

7th grade begins at 6:30pm

8th grade begins at 7:45pm

(Please arrive 20 minutes before your start time)

MSBOA Solo and Ensemble Festival: Saturday, February 7

For 7th and 8th graders who have chosen to sign up for this event, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Solo & Ensemble Festival is an opportunity for students from member schools to perform a selection of their choice for adjudication. Select 7th and 8th grade students will perform in small ensembles, solos, duets, trios, quartets, etc., as this will accelerate musical learning and critical listening.

This year’s Festival for our district will be held at Livonia Franklin High School (31000 Joy Rd, Livonia, 48150) on Saturday, February 7. Performance times to be announced.

Why Music Matters

Hear Dr. Jack Stamp, professor and conductor, speak about why we have to have 100% accuracy with our music making.

Watch more from Dr. Stamp

How Playing an Instrument Affects Your Brain

Check out this video from TED-Ed:

Link to the full lesson from TED-Ed