Smith-Cotton music students, both vocal and instrumental, are working hard to prepare for the first concerts of the school year.

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The Fall Vocal Music Concert is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and the jazz band and orchestra concert is at 7 p.m. Oct. 17; both are in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.

Director of Vocal Music Anna Wooderson said that attending the concerts is a way for the community to understand and enjoy what the music students are doing in class and see how they all work well together to perform a show.

It is also a way for the community to see a sneak peek at the S-C show choirs; Broadway Velocity, Cabaret and New Score Singers will reveal their full competition shows in January at the Community Preview. --Smith-Cotton student journalist Kelsey Bernard

In the photo: Flute player Madilyn Enrietto and the rest of the Smith-Cotton High orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. The S-C jazz band also will take the stage in the free concert.