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Madison Metropolitan School District

56th Annual MMSD Strings Festival

One of the oldest continuous public school music festivals in the country! Bringing together all of our 5-12 grade string players – from our beginners to our most advanced high school orchestras. It is a spectacle – hundreds of students performing together in a massed orchestra at each of our four high schools. 
MMSD is proud to be one of the only districts that offer not only 5th grade strings for every student, but make an instrument available for every scholar who needs one.


Saturday, March 18,  2023

  • 10 a.m. - at Memorial High School (Includes all feeder schools)
  • 12 p.m. - at East High School (Includes all feeder schools)
  • 2 p.m. - at La Follette High School (Includes all feeder schools)
  • 4 p.m. - at West High School (Includes all feeder schools)

Video Stories

Students playing flutes at Cherokee Middle School

MMSD Board of Education invests nearly $1.4 million to purchase new instruments for our school orchestra and band programs — a much needed infusion aimed at increasing equity of access to high-quality instruments for all of our scholars.

Watch the Story about Music to Our Ears