MONTGOMERY, Minn. (KEYC) — Tri-City United Public Schools has plenty to celebrate, including a new performing arts center and a new event it hopes will keep people coming back for years to to come.
“We started this thing when Makenzie and Owen came up to me and said, ‘Mr. Langer, we want to do a rock show. Do you think we can? and I said, ‘well, it’s going to be a lot of work and we’re going to have to go out and find people to participate in it, but if we really get it done, we can make this thing happen and do some magical things , “” said Carey Langer, professor of social studies and director of the music event Tri-Fest.
Tri-City United High School hosts its first Tri-Fest music event.
Tri-United’s brand new performing arts center opened its doors about three years ago, just before the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the first major event where community members will have the opportunity to see the new performing arts center and all it has to offer.
“We were able to do some things here and there, but we know it was something that could really push the parameters and all the capabilities of this performing arts center,” Langer said. “Finally, three years later, we’ve had a chance to dig in and really start pushing this thing to its limits and see what it’s capable of, and it’s been a ton of fun to achieve this. level.”
The Tri-Fest musical event features 40 cast members, a student-led rock band, professional lighting and special effects.
The show features eight seniors from Tri-City United High School and five seniors from Waterville, who couldn’t be more excited to get back to their senior year of high school and their normal activities after the pandemic and learning. from a distance.
In 21 days, these eight seniors will graduate from Tri-City United. Yet, before they all take different paths, with this event they will leave something for future students.
“They have the chance to be a part of it, to have fun, and to create something that they can always come back to and say, you know what we started,” Langer said.
The show’s eight seniors are Ava Peterson, Jordan Meyer, Reice Narum, MacKenzie Holmbo, Owen Block, Lily Capaul, and Alex Matchinski.
The Tri-Fest music event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Montgomery.
Tickets for students are $5 and $8 for adults.
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