Huron Symphony makes history with conference performance

From the Huron High School Music Department

Huron High School’s Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the opening concert of the Michigan Music Conference, the first high school symphony to perform at the opening concert of this annual event.

The conference is Jan. 20-22 at DeVos Place and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids and features an impressive roster of music educators, a special music technology session, a series of workshops and a series of musical performances.

The Huron Symphony, under the direction of Mj Quigley-Young, will perform at the special evening concert at thet DeVos Performance Hall on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. Huron will perform alongside orchestras from Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University at the annual conference of music educators and school music programs in the state.

Huron’s music program is no stranger to special awards and commendations, having been named a Grammy Signature School five times in the last decade. The invitation to perform at the Michigan Music Conference, however, is a singular honor.  “This is a great honor for the students, our district and our community,” said Interim Superintendent Robert Allen.

“This is certainly an honor to have been selected to perform at such a prestigious conference,” added Huron Principal Arthur Williams.

Fine Arts Coordinator Robin Bailey said the honor reflects on the broader community. “The Music Department of the Ann Arbor Public Schools has a long and distinguished reputation for excellence,” she said.  “We are pleased and proud that the Huron Symphony Orchestra will be a representative of that excellence through their performance (at the conference.”

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