The Montana AA Choral Festival will be held on Monday, Nov. 21, and Tuesday, Nov. 22.
This year's festival will be held in Bozeman, Billings and Missoula. Bozeman's festival will host Great Falls High School and Charles M. Russell High School. Spokane, Wash., Whitworth College choral professor Marc Hafso will work with the advanced choirs from the two Great Falls schools and Bozeman High.
Hafso is the director of choral and vocal education, and a popular motivator who sets the bar high. Each AA school sends their top choir to participate in an educational academic workshop, promoting advanced musicianship, collegiate literature and an opportunity to learn alongside top high school students from the AA high schools in the state.
Monday at 7:30 p.m., each individual high school choir will present individual performances. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the concert will open with former Bozeman High Schools' Jake Koelzer and his band, followed by the mass festival choir performing together.
Both evening concerts at Willson Auditorium are free and open to the public.