This will be the fourth time the concert has been presented, and this year the Ed Foundation will again partner with the Stiefel Theatre to give students and audience members a professional rock performance experience.
Joe’s Pet Project is a five-member rock group, all of whom graduated from Salina Public Schools. They have performed at the Smoky Hill River Festival, Ad Astra and Rolling Hills Zoo, to name a few local venues.
Nathan Tysen, award-winning Broadway Lyricist, whose plays Tuck Everlasting and Amelie opened on Broadway, and Ryan McCall, musical director at the University of Kansas, will teach a master class in songwriting. Ten students from each middle and high school will be taught the basics of songwriting by dissecting a few rock and roll hits and examining their structure. After learning the basics, participants will collectively write a song with the band that will be premiered at the 305 LIVE concert on May 23. In addition to the original song, middle and high school students will be involved in all technical and performance aspects of producing a rock concert.
The concert will be held at the Stiefel Theatre on May 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at the Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, or by calling the Stiefel at 785-827-1998.
Reserved ticket prices are $12 and $20. Updated information about the event will be available on the Salina Education Foundation’s website at SalinaEducationFoundation.com and the Stiefel Theatre’s site at StiefelTheatre.org.