Return to Headlines

One City One Sound Set for December 8

One City One Sound Set for December 8

“Mega-Concert” to Feature More than 850 Student Performers


Michigan City – November 29, 2022 - Festive music will fill the air as more than 850 vocalists and instrumentalists kick off the holiday season at the Michigan City Area Schools’ “One City, One Sound” concert on Thursday, December 8. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Michigan City High School gymnasium. Admission is free, however all who attend are encouraged to bring a canned good/non-perishable food item for The Salvation Army. Monetary donations to The Salvation Army will also be accepted that evening.


This year’s “One City, One Sound” will feature:

  • 365 voices in a choir of fifth and sixth graders from all eight Michigan City
    elementary schools.
  • 145 voices in a chorus of students from Barker and Krueger Middle Schools.
  • 60 voices in the Michigan City High School Freshmen Chorus,
    Concert Choir, Treble Chorale, and City Singers.
  • 300 instrumentalists (grades 6-12) playing in MCAS elementary, middle, and
    high school concert bands
    , the MCHS percussion ensemble, and MCHS jazz band.


Each group will perform individually, and the closing number will involve all bands and choruses in a selection called “Pacem Noel.” Other numbers will include “Jingle Bells,” “Linus and Lucy,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” and “Christmas Time is Here.” Music teachers from throughout the Michigan City Area Schools will lead their groups; the combined numbers will be under the direction of MCHS choral director Michelle Howisen, and band director Frank Gast.


Due to COVID, the One City One Sound concert was canceled in 2020, and last year’s performance was pre-recorded and released online. “We’re excited to be performing together for a live audience once again,” she says. “This concert is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see and hear our talented students, and it gives our younger performers a chance to see what is possible for them at higher levels.”


This year’s concert will be broadcast live on the Michigan City Area Schools YouTube Channel and on  Channel 98 educational TV. It will also air live on Michigan City radio station WEFM (95.9 FM).


Note: Following the concert, traffic departing the high school on Pahs Road using the East drive will exit only to Johnson Road. The West drive will exit only to Woodland Avenue.