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More than 2,200 students expected at music festival

From staff reports

More than 2,200 high school students will show off their talents Friday at the 75th annual Big 9 Music Festival.

The day-long event will feature orchestras, bands and choirs from Century, John Marshall, Mayo, Albert Lea, Austin, Faribault, Owatonna, Winona, Mankato East and Mankato West high schools.

The performances will start at 8:30 a.m. The orchestras and bands will play in Century’s auditorium and gymnasium. The choirs will perform at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 Third Ave. S.E.

The daytime performances are free.

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The grand finale concert, featuring select members from each of the Big 9 schools, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Century’s gym. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

For more information, call Century High School at 328-5100.

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