Musicians in middle and high school from the Merrimack Valley, Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire will present a free concert for the public Friday, May 3, starting at 7:30 p.m., as part of the New England Youth Wind Ensembles Program at UMass Lowell.

The performance will be held at Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St., on UML's South Campus.

The performance caps participants' semester-long study of challenging wind-band literature.

Students return to their own school music programs with new techniques, developed skills and more confidence in their playing.

The ensembles are directed by Debra-Nicole Huber, associate director of university bands and director of instrumental music outreach, and also a UMass Lowell graduate.

Free parking is available in the Wilder Lot near the venue.

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