PHOTO GALLERY: Student Dazzle at Grand Night For Music

Wednesday January 31, 2024

Nearly 800 high school band, choir and orchestra members filled the stage at the Mechanics Bank Theater and Convention Center at the “It’s a Grand Night for Music” celebration Tuesday night.

Student performers from all over Kern County auditioned for a spot on stage. Kern County Superintendent Dr. John Mendiburu and Mayor Karen Goh introduced the performances. The orchestra, choir and band each performed a selection of pieces.

Grand Night dates back to 1948 as a music festival to spotlight elementary school orchestras. Over the years, choirs were introduced and the festival evolved to a high school honor showcase. Middle and elementary school students will show off their musical skills at the Kern County Honor Music Festival March 5 at the Mechanics Bank Theater.

By Katie Avery

By Katie Avery

Katie Avery joined the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in 2023 as a Communications Specialist. As a former journalist and marketing professional, her passions include media and storytelling. Before joining KCSOS, Avery worked for various local TV stations as well as the health care industry.