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Friday, April 19 News

NMHS to host winter guard, percussion competition

The New Milford High School will play host to the Musical Arts Conference winter guard and percussion competition Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the main gym of the high school on Route 7 South.

MAC is a coalition of Music Educators that have formed a non-profit organization to create a professional and educational outlet for high school ensembles to compete in.

It is their goal to give every high school performer the opportunity to perform in a professional atmosphere and be evaluated by the most qualified adjudicators available.

The home competition will feature performances from NMHS’ award-winning winter percussion as well as schools from the surrounding area in the state. Thirteen groups are scheduled to perform in the judged competition.

Winter guard performances will include a variety of musical pieces interpreted through dance, using flags, sabers and rifles, while winter percussion groups will perform a musical program enhanced with visual designs, props and sound effects.

Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children under 10. Refreshments will be available.

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