The annual Manchester Local Schools Fine Arts Festival is a community and school tradition, according to Superintendent Dr. James Robinson. The theme for this year's festival was "A Symphony of Creation."

Representing work from Kindergarten students through high school seniors, the event features art, musical performances, technology application, industrial arts projects and consumer and family science projects. The performances and displays are featured for one evening at Nolley Elementary, Manchester Middle School and Manchester High School. 

No other school events are held on the evening of the festival, so the community can attend.

"This evening is presented to the community as a way of saying thanks for supporting all of our children in their endeavors in the fine arts," Robinson said.

Musical performances were presented by the 5th and 6th grade choir; the 7th and 8th grade choir and the Manchester High School choirs. Also performing were the 5th grade band, high school concert band, 6th grade band and combined 7th and 8th grade band.

"The Manchester community is fortunate to have so many talented students capable of creating fresh and unusual artistic, literary and musical works," said Jim France, Manchester High School principal. "We are thankful for their teachers who have been able to communicate to the students the use of imagination and expressiveness in their work."