The Hudson High School Chamber Ensemble will travel to Germany, Austria and Slovakia in summer 2018 to participate in several international youth music festivals. 

 To help support the costs of this trip, the orchestra is offering at auction the opportunity to conduct a selection at its Dec. 5 concert, which begins at 7 p.m. at Hudson High School. Bidding is open to all non-students of the greater Hudson community, including teachers, neighbors, business owners or community leaders. 

 The online auction can be found at:  Bidding will close at 10 p.m. Nov. 29. The winner, after submitting their payment, will be entitled to a free conducting lesson from Hudson High School Director Roberto Iriarte in advance of the concert. The community is invited to the free holiday concert on Dec. 5 in the auditorium.