compasMcDonald’s presents the Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (COMPÁS) 2015-2016 Year-End Youth Recital at 1 p.m. on Sat., May 21 at Western International High School, 1500 Scotten Ave., Detroit. The event allows youth of all ages to showcase the high-quality instrumental music and performing arts education they have received throughout the school year. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

“We’re proud to support such a wonderful event that is important to the community and showcases youth in their pursuit of music and the arts,” said McDonald’s Vice President and General Manager Michigan Region, Marcos Quesada.

COMPÁS, a program of the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA), provides year-round, youth focused arts, recreation and educational opportunities. Its professional quality dance studio and renovated facility enables COMPÁS to offer lessons in various genres of dance, instrumental music and art with a focus on the diverse Latino heritage of Southwest Detroit.

The annual youth recital and year-end celebration will feature more than 80 performers and includes an awards ceremony with certificates of accomplishment for students and staff. Instrumental music performances will include guitar, and drums and percussions. Dance performances will include pre-dance, pre-ballet, ballet, flamenco, tap, hip-hop, breakdance, belly dance, and Mexican folk (ballet folklórico).

“We are so very grateful to McDonald’s for its generous support of COMPÁS and its mission to provide meaningful arts education in our community,” said SDBA President Kathy Wendler. “The annual year-end youth recital attracts hundreds of attendees who join us to celebrate the diverse and exceptional talents of our students.”

To purchase tickets in advance, call 313-554-0791 or stop by COMPÁS at 8701 W. Vernor Hwy. Suite 102, Detroit. For more information, visit www.compascenter.org.

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