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What's New At Merit?

Storytime

Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for our FREE Early Childhood Storytime series.

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Hold your next event at Merit

Did you know the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center is available to rent for meetings and event?

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Video: Merit Means Family

Watch Merit's latest video story about a Merit student's hard work, combined with the dedication and support of the entire Merit family, to overcome life's challenges.

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Upcoming Events At Merit

Band Camp Begins

Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017

Location: Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

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String Camp Begins

Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017

Location: Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

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Summer String Orchestra Concert

Date: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center

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Steven, viola

"My dream is to be a professional violist, and Merit is helping me to reach this goal with quality training and excellent performance opportunities."

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