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Events for December 7, 2019 – Merit School of Music Events for December 7, 2019 – Merit School of Music

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MPA Meeting

Parents take the lead at our Merit Parent Association Meetings. The MPA is a resource for our Merit Parent Family that fosters opportunities for parents/guardians to connect with each other … Continued

Holiday Tree Lighting @ Mary Bartleme Park

Mary Bartelme Park 115 S. Sangamon St., Chicago

Come join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Mary Bartleme Park. An ensemble of our young trombone students will be performing and spreading holiday cheer! You can find … Continued

Santa’s Sing-A-Story

Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center 38 South Peoria Street, Chicago

Join us at Merit School of Music for a musical storytime and FREE photos with Santa! Then follow us to Mary Bartelme Park for their annual tree lighting ceremony.

Perfect Cadence Performance w/Michael Teolis Singers

First United Methodist Church 848 Lake St., Oak Park

Choir students will be joining the Michael Teolis Singers for a performance at their Gloria! Noel! Alleluia! concert. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at