The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will continue its 65th
Annual Stairway of Stars concert series this Tuesday and Thursday nights at Barnum Hall on
the campus of Santa Monica High School.
The three-part concert series began on Friday night.
The concert series features a total of 26 choirs, bands, and
orchestras, many of which include students from all 16 schools that make
up the district.
Naturally, these performances will highlight the
talents of music students and teachers as well as the quality of the
The evenings, which all begin at 7 pm, opened Friday night night (a choir
concert) while a band concert will be held Tuesday and an orchestra
The ensembles that are set the perform include the All-District
Elementary Honor Choir and Middle and High School Choirs, the
Elementary, Middle, and High School Bands and Jazz Bands, and the
Elementary, Middle and High School Orchestras.
More than 1,100 out of the 5,000 student musicians in the school district will be performing at the Stairway concerts this year.
The guest conductor on Friday night was Dr. Albert J. McNeil.
Dr. McNeil is the Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of
California, Davis and the founder of the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, a
traveling ensemble. Nell Walker and Michael Wright, who are both part
of the Jubilee Singers, were guest soloists.
For more information about the concert series, visit www.BarnumHall.org.
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