More than 300 public-school band musicians from grades seven through 12 will perform on Wednesday evening, March 18, in the Westport Public Schools Townwide Music Festival. The free concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Staples High School gym.

Performances are planned by the combined seventh-grade bands of Bedford and Coleytown middle schools; the combined eighth-grade bands of the two middle schools; and the combined Staples bands.

All of the bands will join in the grand finale of a concert to be directed by David Winer, former music supervisor for the school district.