The 30th Annual Greater Phoenix Music Festival takes place January 17-18 at Camelback High School.
Top musicians from junior high schools and Phoenix Union high schools converge for two days of rehearsal, culminating with a performance, Saturday at 5 p.m.
There will be a percussion group, a combined high school and junior high orchestra, a junior high honors band and a high school honors band. Guest conductors will work with the students, who earned their way to the event through auditions.
Fourteen junior high schools from Isaac, Cartwright, Laveen, Alhambra, Madison and Roosevelt school districts will join musicians from nine Phoenix Union schools.
For the high school honor band, 167 auditioned, and 97 were chosen. Over 80 students were selected for the junior high honors band. Admission is $2, and children 12 and under are free.