Full-time touring vocal ensemble Six Appeal will visit Marion and Hillsboro schools before performing a concert Feb. 11 at USD 408 Performing Arts Center in Marion.
Marion High School alumnus Michael Brookens of Minneapolis, Minn., sings tenor, works on composition, and leads educational efforts for Six Appeal. The group was founded in 2006 and performs a capella — without accompaniment.
The ensemble will conduct school clinics Tuesday at Hillsboro and Feb. 8 at Marion. Brookens hopes the group can work with elementary, middle, and high school students in the clinics.
The group will have a concert sneak peak about 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Country Lakes Café in Marion. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the USD 408 Performing Arts Center. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Brookens said the concerts last approximately 90 minutes.
Brookens graduated from Marion High School in 2006. He was involved in band, choir, theater, and other activities in high school. Bob and Anita Brookens of Marion are his parents.