CARROLLTON, Mo. — The Carrollton Middle and High School music department celebrates the holiday season annually with a pair of concerts for students involved in music, but this year the young musicians will be performing for a good cause.

Choral director Michele Phillips told KMZU News that the music department had partnered with the Carroll County Animal Shelter as a community service project for this year’s concerts.

In addition to lighting up Thomas Auditorium with beautiful music ringing with holiday cheer, student musicians hope to establish some good will as well. Donations of water and food bowls, leashes, collars, cat and dog food and cat litter, among other items needed for pet care, will be accepted by the department at the pair of concerts on Monday, December 4.

Those unable to make the concert will still be able to donate items to the music department until Thursday, November 14.

Area residents are invited to attend the concerts in Thomas Auditorium at Carrollton High School on Monday, December 4. Middle school musicians are set to perform at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by Carrollton High School music groups at 8:00 p.m.