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Juneau welcomes student musicians from around Southeast for Music Fest

Posted: April 17, 2013 - 11:03pm
Participants in the 2012 Music Fest. This year's event starts Thursday, April 18, and runs through Saturday.   Courtesy of Juneau High School Band Boosters
Courtesy of Juneau High School Band Boosters
Participants in the 2012 Music Fest. This year's event starts Thursday, April 18, and runs through Saturday.

It’s Juneau’s year to host the annual Southeast Music Fest, a gathering of student musicians that rotates between Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau. This year’s festival begins Thursday, April 18, and runs through Saturday, April 20.

In the mornings, students will perform for adjudication, with the adjudicators working with students to help them improve their performances. In the afternoons, students attend workshops led by local and visiting musicians. And in the evenings, student music groups perform for the public at Juneau Douglas High School.

Public performances run from 6-10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Thursday’s lineup includes the TMHS Concert Choir. the JDHS String Orchestra and JDHS Symphonic Band, as well as bands from Hoonah, Wrangell and Sitka and choirs from Haines and Craig.

On Friday, the TMHS Orchestra and the TMHS Symphonic Band will perform, as well as choirs from Mt Edgecumbe, Sitka, Ketchikan and bands from Metlakatla, Craig, and Petersburg.

On Saturday, the JDHS WInd Ensemble and JDHS Choir will perform, as well as choirs from Wrangell, Petersburg and Sitka, bands from Klawock and Haines, and the wind ensemble from Ketchikan.

For a full schedule, visit

Visiting student musicians are housed with local families during their stay.

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Thursday, 6-10 p.m.

Craig HS Choir

Haines Concert Choir

Command Performance

TMHS Concert Choir

JDHS String Orchestra

Command Performance

Hoonah Concert Band

Wrangell HS Band

Command Performance

JDHS Symphonic Band

Sitka Symphonic Band

Friday, 6-10 p.m.

Mt. Edgecumbe HS Choir

Sitka Treble Choir

Command Performance

Ketchikan Concert Choir

TMHS Orchestra

Command Performance

Metlakatla Concert Band

Craig Concert Band

Command Performance

Petersburg Concert Band

TMHS Symphonic Band

Saturday, 6-10 p.m.

Wrangell HS Choir

Petersburg Concert Choir

Command Performance

Sitka Concert Choir

JDHS Choir

Command Performance

Klawock Concert Band

Haines Concert Band

Command Performance

Ketchikan Wind Ensemble

JDHS Wind Ensemble

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