Last week the orchestra rehearsed with students from Monett Middle and Intermediate Schools, who will provide bird calls and other special effects on the "Toy Symphony," attributed to Haydn.
Playing are: Maddy Lee, penny whistle (quail); Carly Jenkins, triangle; Garrett Gunter, whistle (canary); Harrison Merriman, flutophone (nightingale); and Hunter Bartelt, recorder (cuckoo).
The concert of light classics also includes: "Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss, "Days of Glory March" by Cacavas, "Variations on a Korean Folk Song" by Chance and "Londonderry Suite" by Washburn.
The concert is sponsored by the Monett Community Foundation. A reception honoring the foundation and its work along with the soloists will be held after the concert, which begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children.