ST. CLOUD -- Nearly 300 students from the state's community colleges -- including Central Lakes College -- are expected to participate in a two-day choral and band festival at St. Cloud State University.
Hosted by the university's Music Department, the Minnesota Fine Arts Festival will conclude with a public performance at 5 p.m. March 31 at Ritsche Auditorium on the SCSU campus. The concert is free.
The 200-voice choir, 20-member jazz band and 80-piece concert band will perform at the concert, under direction of music faculty from several of the state's colleges. Rehearsals will begin March 30 at SCSU.
Who: Community college students
What: Minnesota Fine Arts Festival
Where: Ritsche Auditorium at St. Cloud State University
When: 5 p.m. March 31
Michael Tamte-Horan, an SCSU music professor, will direct the choir, while Herminio Diaz of Inver Hills Community College will lead the jazz band and Mark Whitlock of the University of Minnesota-Duluth will guide the concert band.
For more information, call Benjamin Smith, festival chairman, at 262-6729.
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