Local Students Participate in District Music Festival

March 17, 2016

HILLSBORO, Wis. (March 16, 2016) – Many music students from numerous area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Large Group Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted by Hillsboro High School on Tuesday, March 22 from 4pm-8:30pm. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator.

WSMA music festivals annually attract thousands of students from middle, junior high and high schools throughout Wisconsin. The festival held at Hillsboro High School on Tuesday, March 22 will draw students from a number of area schools, including New Lisbon, Royall, Wonewoc-Center, and the host Hillsboro Middle and High Schools.

"These festivals are focused on providing a positive learning experience for students with lifelong educational benefits," said Robert Kase, WSMA executive director.

The primary purposes of WSMA music festivals are to:

Improve students’ music performance through assessment

Increase students’ understanding of music literature and music concepts

Motivate students to continue the study of music

Establish standards of excellence in music performance

Provide opportunities for students to understand the relationship of music experiences to other life experiences

For more information on WSMA, go to www.wsmamusic.org.