Nearly 1,000 students of all ages from every school in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will showcase their musical talents at the district’s  67th Annual Stairway of the Stars concerts.

This year’s series will include an orchestra concert featuring guest conductor Juan Felipe Molano on Feb. 17, a choir concert featuring guest conductor Dr. Ronald Kean on Feb. 19 and a band concert featuring guest conductor Michael D. Stone on Feb. 25. The 2016 Stairway Honor Award will be presented by SMMUSD instrumental music teacher Allen Loyd.

All three concerts will be held at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by the public for $17 at

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