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MPSD Festival of the Arts to take place at The MAX

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | Meridian, MS | Event Flyer | FREE Event | 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

 MPSD Festival of the Arts Square ImageMERIDIAN, MS  – Get ready to be amazed at the talented students of the Meridian Public School District. Students will take over the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, for the MPSD Festival of the Arts.

This FREE event is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is presented by Any Given Child-Meridian and The MAX.

“We are elated to partner with The MAX for our District Arts Festival,” said Antonio Altman, MPSD Director of Arts. “The MAX opening up their wonderful facilities to our students, faculty, and community for this event speaks volumes to the partnerships and community support of our students in the arts.”

This event showcases the amazing talent of all MPSD students from Pre-K through 12th grade. The evening will begin with performances by elementary and middle school choirs inside the museum’s breathtaking Hall of Fame Rotunda. Spoken word monologues from MHS students and performances by dance groups from Carver, Crestwood, Parkview, and Magnolia will take place in the Church on the museum’s second floor.

Performances by elementary percussion groups will take place on the Rooftop Terrace. Special performances by the MHS 9th Grade Choir, Advanced Women’s Choir, Travel Group, and MHS Choir will take place in the Hall of Fame Rotunda.

Artwork created by students will be on display in exhibit spaces throughout the museum.

The evening will conclude in the courtyard with performances from the middle school band and the Meridian High School Concert Band.

Make sure to take in the world-class exhibits at The MAX before you leave!

“We are absolutely thrilled to host this event at The MAX,” said Penny Kemp, The MAX president and CEO. “In fact, I can’t think of a better use of this facility. Engaging students in the arts is a research-backed method of encouraging lifelong learning and results in better academic performance, higher attendance, and decreased disciplinarian issues. We are proud to partner with MPSD in this way.”

The evening will continue a yearly tradition of showcasing the talented students in the district and spotlighting the many different art mediums taught throughout the district.

“The arts play a vital role in helping students find their voice,” said Dr. Amy Carter, MPSD Superintendent. “Meridian is known throughout the nation for embracing the arts, and we are excited to continue to showcase that with our partnership with The MAX.”

This FREE event is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is presented by Any Given Child-Meridian and The MAX.