The John Stark Regional High School and Hillsboro-Deering High School combined band and choral collaboration continued over Memorial Day weekend as the group, Hill-Stark 2017, performed at the west end of Quincy Market in Boston on Saturday, May 27. Hill-Stark is the brainchild of John Stark music director Dan Williams and Hillsboro's Heidi Welch. They came up with the idea of combining the two schools music departments once a year to offer students the experience of playing with other musicians. Over the course of the past three years, John Stark hosted Hillsboro at their school for a music festival, the second year Hillsboro. hosted the festival at their school, and this year Hill-Stark traveled together to play in Boston.
photo: JSRHS music teacher Dan Williams conducts the Hill-Stark 2017 Band at Quincy Market in Boston.