Be a STRUT: Guitar Festival Supporter!
Monday, May 9, 2016 6:55 AM


The first annual STRUT: Guitar Festival will be taking place at Southwest High School on Saturday, May 14th. This year, over 100 5th-12th grade students from Field Middle School, Lake Harriet Upper Campus, Southwest High School, Washburn High School and Collège Louis-Riel will participate in a daytime Battle of the Bands, hands-on workshops and evening performance. The 7pm concert will feature a 100+ student guitar orchestra with a world-premiere "Reel for Guitar Ensemble" by Ben Abrahamson, and special performances by the top Battle of the Bands groups, Collège Louis-Riel, Ben Abrahamson, and local band Reina del Cid.

 How you can help:

●     Come support your family and friends by watching the daytime Battle of the Bands (10am-4pm; specific times to be announced next week) or the evening concert at 7pm (suggested donation $5-10).

●     Be a volunteer! We need lots of help to make this festival successful. Click here ( to sign up and choose your available time(s) and area(s) of interest.


Can't make it this year? No problem! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount.


*Please remember to chose MPS school, program or fund in the drop-down Designation menu, then specify “STRUT: Guitar Festival” in order to ensure that your gift is directly applied towards the festival.

For more information you can visit our website at or email Jen Cuff