Lakeland College band director Chris Werner will be working with band directors of Eastern Valley Conference-member schools to put together an all-star concert in the Little Chute area on Jaunary 25.
With a total of 400 students, the group will gather in the morning for a day of rehearsing prior to the evening performance. The middle school honors groups will perform their concert at 3 p.m. in the Little Chute Fieldhouse, followed by the high school honors concert at 4:30 p.m. Werner is directing the high school honors band. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
The Easter Valley Conference Honors Band performance will be comprised of students from Berlin, Clintonville, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Little Chute, Omro, Ripon, Waupaca, Winneconne, and Xavier.
"It's a great opportunity to get the students playing together," Werner said. "It is an 'all-star' type of experience in that they are coming together, the best of the best, in a short time to put on a concert. A group of 400 students who haven't played a note together will assemble a full concert program with about eight hours of rehearsal time. That's pretty cool!"