Dickinson State University (DSU) welcomes the public to attend the 66th annual Northern Plains Music Festival (NPMF) Saturday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium on the campus of Dickinson State.

The festival features auditioned musicians from more than 15 different high schools in North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota and consists of three different musical groups: Mixed Choir, Treble Choir and Concert Band. Rehearsals will begin on Friday and Saturday, with the Grand Concert starting at 4 p.m.

“This is my 11th year of organizing the Northern Plains Music Festival and each year it keeps getting better and better,” said Dr. Jeremy Wohletz, associate professor of music. “We had some terrific auditions from 18 area high schools and some fantastic guest conductors. It should be a really great festival this year.”

Participating in the festival brings a unique and fun opportunity for students, both to meet other students and professors, and to discover options available to them to continue their education.

In addition to rehearsals, high school music directors will be able to attend several workshops for continuing education credit.

The public is welcome to enjoy the music of these talented high school students. Tickets for the concert cost $5 per person or $10 per family. For more information, contact Dr. Jeremy Wohletz at jeremy.wohletz@dickinsonstate.edu or online by clicking here.