FSPA to host musicians from area school bands



FLINT — Members of 15 local high school bands and orchestras will join the Flint Youth Wind Ensemble and Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra for the Mid-Michigan Band and Orchestra Day on Jan. 10 at the Flint Insitute of Music, 1025 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI.

The event includes a full day of rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, and a “Careers in Music” workshop. The day culminates in a huge concert at The Whiting at 7 p.m.

Music will include John Philip Sousa’s King Cotton March, with guest conductor Cormac Cannon from MSU and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with guest conductor Bruce Uchímura from WMU. Davin Pierson Torre, director of the Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Youth Syphony Orchestra conductor, is excited to be welcoming the students.

“Performing great music, under the baton of exceptional guest conductors, on the stage of a beautiful concert hall – this will be an unforgettable experience for over 260 talented high school musicians from throughout mid- Michigan.”

Guest Conductor Cormac Cannon

Guest Conductor Cormac Cannon

The schools represented are: Bentley High School, Chesaning High School, Flint Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint Northern High School, Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, Davison High School, Dryden High School, Fenton High School, Flushing High School, Goodrich High School, Imlay City High School, Lake Fenton High School, Lakeville Memorial High School, Midland Dow High School and Midland High School

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.

Tickets may be purchased by calling The Whiting Ticket Center at 810-237- 7333 or online. — G.G.

Guest Conductor Bruce Uchímura

Guest Conductor Bruce Uchímura



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