WHAT: Sixty-five of the top instrumental music students from all five of the Whittier Union High School District’s comprehensive high schools will take to the stage during the District’s annual Honor Band Concert.

Students will be under the baton of guest conductor Anthony Parnther, who has forged a career that melds his love for the music of all genres with his prowess as a conductor, bassoonist, opera singer, producer, storyteller, comedian, and activist.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 21

WHERE: Vic Lopez Auditorium, Whittier High School
12417 Philadelphia St, Whittier

DETAILS: The District’s Honor Band represents the best instrumental music students in the District who all had to put their skills to the test and pass an audition to be part of the prestigious ensemble.

Parnther is the Music Director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra and has conducted a long list of the world’s greatest artists in virtually every genre, including Joshua Bell, Jessye Norman, Yundi Li, Lynn Harrell, Frederica von Stade, Roderick Williams, The Canadian Brass, Rihanna, Jennifer Holliday, Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Omar Apollo, Ry X, Zedd and Alan Walker.

Tickets to the event are $10 for adults, $7 for students and admission is free for children ages five and under.