PITTSBURG - Children do not need to be enrolled in USD 250 to belong to this ensemble, currently open to 5th and 6th graders.

“When researching the history of this ensemble, I found that it had initially been open to 4th through 6th grade. I thought it was a great opportunity to involve more singers in the community,” Director M.J. Harper said.

Pittsburg Parks and Recreation’s Pittsburg Youth Chorale is under the direction of MJ Harper and accompanied by Carol Anne Smock. The purpose of this vocal ensemble is to further growth of vocal abilities, musical knowledge, and choral repertoire. Participants will have the opportunity to perform at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium in December and at community events.

Rehearsals are from 9 - 10 a.m. on Saturdays, at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center at 503 N. Pine in Pittsburg. There is a fee of $60 per session (September-December). To participate in this ensemble, please call Jenna Spencer at 620-231-7827 or email jenna.spencer@pittks.org.