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Fairfax Academy Presents Eighth Annual MCT Fest

The eighth annual MCT Fest will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center in the City of Fairfax.

The eighth annual MCT Fest will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center in the City of Fairfax.

Original music created by students at Fairfax Academy will be featured at the eighth annual Musical Computer Technology (MCT) Fest on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Sherwood Community Center in the City of Fairfax. Fairfax Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

MCT Fest is coordinated by students from the academy’s Musical Computer Technology level 1 and 2 classes, and will feature original music written by MCT students, student bands, singers, songwriters, solo instrumental performers, and an a capella group. Students will demonstrate their skills via an eclectic variety of music by performing classic rock, jazz, rap, instrumentals, unaccompanied vocals, and other genres.

The students have been planning the event—including organizing, promoting, and practicing—since August 2013. MCT Fest is run solely by the students, who hold auditions to ensure that performers are prepared to perform at an event of this level. All proceeds from tickets and concessions are used to purchase items for MCT students, including keyboards, MIDI devices, microphones, cables, and software upgrades.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For additional information, to make a donation, or for advanced ticket purchases, contact MCT instructor Chris Johnston at cejohnston@fcps.edu or parent representative Michele Sanford at 703-620-0828.

The Sherwood Community Center is located at 3740 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. For more information, contact Erin Bloom, career experience specialist, or Diego Wilson, Fairfax Academy administrator, at 703-219-2226.