Central Methodist University Music Festival on March 1
The Swinney Conservatory of Central Methodist University will host its annual Music Festival on Friday, March 1, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
This year more than 40 school districts, mostly from mid-Missouri, are registered to participate in the juried events, including high school, junior high, and middle school performers. A number of the district musical groups are led by CMU graduates of the Swinney Conservatory of Music.
Bands, choirs, music ensembles, and soloists will arrive in Fayette in staggered times throughout the day on Friday and will perform in The Conservatory, Classic Hall, The Student and Community Center, the Eagles' Nest, and Linn Memorial United Methodist Church.
Several schools will also be participating from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, due to scheduling conflicts.
Groups do not compete against each other; rather, they vie for top ratings. The festival provides experience for individuals and groups who are trying to reach state-level competition.
Observers are welcome on a timely basis--no one is admitted after the beginning of any given performance. Parking is not allowed on Church Street on Friday to allow busses to unload and pick up student performers and their equipment.
Districts sending musicians to CMU's Music Festival include Bevier, Brookfield, Brunswick, Chamois, Columbia;
Columbia Independent, East Buchanan, Fayette, Fulton, Hannibal, Harrisburg, Hallsville;
Helias, Higbee, Keytesville, Kingsville, Linn, Macon, Maries County;
Marshall, Mexico, Missouri Military Academy, Moberly, New Franklin, North Callaway, North Shelby;
Odessa, Renick, Salisbury, Slater, South Callaway, South Shelby, St. Joseph;St. Pius, Sturgeon, Tolton, Warrenton, Waynesville, Wellington-Napolean, Wellsville-Middletown, and Westran.
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