In brief

Concert season begins at The Whiting

FLINT — The 2017 concert season will get off to a great start when musicians from across mid-Michigan join together for a special performance on Jan. 6 at The Whiting.

The concert, part of Mid-Michigan Band and Orchestra Day (MMBOD), will feature more than 350 accomplished high school musicians.

MMBOD is a full-day event for selected musicians. The young artists will spend the day at the Flint School of Performing Arts taking master classes, instrument specific sectional sessions, workshops, as well as rehearsing together for the culminating concert that evening at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Whiting Ticket Center at 810-237-7333 or at

Highlights of the concert program include Frank Tichelli’s Simple Gifts, conducted by Dr. Mary Schneider of Eastern Michigan University, and Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 – IV. Finale, conducted by the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s Enrique Diemecke.

In addition, 12 area high schools will have students participating in MMBOD.

Burton Bentley High School, Flint Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, Chesaning High School, Davison High School, Fenton High School, Flushing High School, Goodrich High School, Lake Fenton High School, Lapeer High School, Midland H. H. Dow High School, Montrose Hill McCloy High School.

Details: call 810-238-1350, extension 3 or go online at — G.G.

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