Tony Tagliavia Milwaukee Public Schools
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools’ 46th Biennial Music Festival is expanding to two days to accommodate the more than 2,500 student musicians who will be performing.
“We are proud to expand this event as MPS continues to increase access to fine arts and redefine the MPS experience by growing and shining the spotlight on the talents of Milwaukee’s brightest young musical stars,” MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said.
The district has added more than 100 art, music and physical education specialist teachers in recent years. With that expansion comes new ensembles that will be performing including honors vocal jazz ensemble, honors swing choir and the alumni choir joining district-wide bands, orchestras, choirs and drum lines.
Dubbed “Making Music, Changing Lives,” the festival is set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both May 4 and 5, 2016 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee 53203. Media are the public are invited to the event.
Media are also welcome to see a rehearsal on May 4 at 10:30 a.m. to preview the event; contact MPS media manager Tony Tagliavia if interested.
Visit mpsmke.com/musicfest to learn more about the music festival and for ticket information.