Carmel Clay Schools will premiere ExtravaBandza! The showcase concert features 1,400 middle and high school band students tonight in the Carmel High School Gymnasium at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available to the public online at carmelbands.org/blog/2012/02/12/extravabandza-2/, or in the CHS bookstore (open 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on regular school days). Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Children younger than age 5 will be admitted free.
Local kids receive grants
Groups of Carmel teens received grants last week from the Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program, which challenges area youth to use their skills, creativity and energy to make Carmel a greener community. The program was given a grant by the city, and a board of teens determined which environmentally-conscious projects developed by their peers would receive a portion of the funding.