Le Mars Community Schools will host the State Large Group Music Festival this Friday.
The contest will feature both vocal and instrumental ensembles, with vocal groups performing in Carey Gymnasium and instrumental groups playing in the middle school auditorium.
Students from LCS, Bishop Heelan, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, MOC-Floyd Valley and Storm Lake will perform at the contest, which starts at 5 p.m.
Performance times for LCS instrumental groups are:
* 5:24 p.m. -- Orchestra
* 6:12 p.m. -- String orchestra
* 7:34 p.m. -- Concert band
Performance times for LCS vocal groups are:
* 8:26 p.m. -- Women's choir
* 8:54 p.m. -- Men's choir
* 9:22 p.m. -- Concert choir
* 9:50 p.m. -- Chamber choir
"It is a very busy night for us," said Curt Ohrlund, LCS high school band director.
The orchestra is under the direction of Ted Hallberg, and the choir is under Randy Ewing.
The contest is open to the public, with admission charged at the door. No passes will be accepted.