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All-City Honor Concerts showcase Wichita’s finest student musicians

All-City Honor Concerts showcase Wichita’s finest student musicians 

The Wichita Public Schools will present the annual All-City Honor Concerts at Century II Concert Hall. These concerts showcase the talents of hundreds of Wichita Public Schools students ranging from grades 5-12 and represent music programs in all of the elementary, middle, and high schools. The concerts are free and open to the public. 

All-City Honor Bands Concert – Monday, February 6, 7 p.m.  Four bands will perform this year, including the 11th and 12th grade high school honor band under the direction of Dr. John Taylor, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Friends University, and the 9th and 10th grade high school honor band under the direction of Ms. Maranda Wilson, Director of Instrumental Music at Wichita High School East and District Band Curriculum Coach.  Ms. Alyssa Lada, Director of Bands at Curtis Middle School, will conduct the 8th grade honor band. Mr. James Hollingsworth, Stucky Middle School Director of Instrumental Music, will conduct the 7th grade honor band.

All-City Honor Orchestras Concert – Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m.  Dr. Mark Laycock, Director of Orchestras at Wichita State University, will direct the high school honor orchestra. The 8th grade honor orchestra will be conducted by Ms. Frances Oare, Coleman Middle School Director of Orchestras. Ms. Laura Hutchins, Robinson Middle School Director of Orchestras, will conduct the 7th grade honor orchestra. 

All-City Honor Choirs Concert – Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.  Dr. Brian Winnie, Director of Choral Activities & Voice at Southwestern College, will be directing the high school honor choir.  Mr. Mark Walker, Director of Choirs at Wichita Heights High School, will direct the middle school honor choir and Ms. Holly Taylor, District Vocal Music Curriculum Coach, will direct the 5th grade honor choir.

These concerts offer students a rare opportunity to perform with other district student musicians under the direction of distinguished guest conductors and some of our most outstanding local teachers. This is truly a musical highlight and honor that many of our students will long remember. Please join us for these concerts as we celebrate the heritage and tradition, which is Wichita Public Schools Music Education.