MPR expectations are high because students are accepted only through a competitive audition process, or by teacher referral. Auditions are open without regard to race, religion (creed), gender, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
Entertain the community
Students are provided opportunities to perform publicly, and in guest artist events which are affordable or free, and in venues accessible to all.
Enrich the local arts scene
Big Band jazz is an American art form threatened with extinction if it is not proactively preserved. MPR programs pass the love for this art form to the next generation.