published Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Music students from seven states gather at Lee University

Eighty-four high school students from seven states have converged on Lee University's campus for the 11th annual Honor Band.

Dr. David Holsinger, conductor of the Lee University Wind Ensemble, will direct their daily rehearsals and the final concert on Saturday.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Honor Band participants will attend a concert by the Lee University Symphonic Band, the Jazz Ensemble and the Wind Ensemble in the Conn Center.

The students will perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Conn Center, 150 11th St. NE. Both concerts are free.

The students' program will feature selections from Divertimento for Band, Vincent Persichetti; "Quiet River," David Holsinger; "A Slavic Farewell," Agapkin, arranged by John Bourgeois; Fanfare Mid-America, David Holsinger; Variations on a Korean Folksong, John Barnes Chance; Pas Redouble, Saint-Saens, translated by Frackenpohl; "Symphony for Band," Claude Smith; and "With Pleasure," John Philip Sousa, edited by Robert Foster.

Consideration for Honor Band is based on information submitted by the students and recommendations from their band directors. The program has involved almost 900 students since 2001.

For more information about Honor Band, call the School of Music at 423-614-8240.

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