RPS All City Music Festival is March 19

Coming from a background in athletics, I think of the All-City Music Festival as sort of an all-star game for the Rockford Public Schools music departments. It features all four of our high schools performing together at the same time, and it really is one of the top events of the year for RPS music.

All Star 2013 1The All City Music Festival will take place at Coronado next Wednesday, March 19, starting at 7 p.m. During the performance, you’ll see the bands, orchestras and choirs from Guilford, Auburn, Jefferson and East on the stage together. It’s such a big night that the district will bring in three guest conductors with incredible backgrounds to handle the performances – Freddy Martin (band), Jon Mortensen (orchestra) and Timm Adams (choir).All Star 2013 2

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Bandwagon II initiative to raise money for middle school instruments. http://cfnil.org/learn/special-initiatives/bandwagon-2/

I hope the community comes out to support the best of the best from the RPS music departments. It’s going to be a great experience!

Emily Tropp is project coordinator for the fine arts, athletics and PE departments of the Rockford Public Schools.



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