FSU to Host Honor Band Festival Featuring Region’s High School Students
The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the Tri-State Honor Band Festival, the culmination of Honor Band Festival Weekend, on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The festival features high school musicians from around the tri-state area who will come together to put on this concert.
The program features several contemporary works for band, including “Fanfare and Flourishes” by James Curnow, based on Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Te Deum.” The program will also feature “Groove Music” by Brian Balmages; “Foundry” by John Mackey, which utilizes many non-traditional percussion instruments like salad bowls and pieces of wood; and “Endless Rainbows,” also by Brian Balmages, which centers around a simple melody that gently transforms to paint the picture of a rainbow brightening the skies. The Honor Band members will also perform “American Dream” by James Frankel.
Students from schools across the region – Somerset County in Pennsylvania, Mineral County in West Virginia and Maryland’s three westernmost counties plus Cecil, Baltimore and Wicomico counties – come to Frostburg to participate in Honor Band Festival Weekend.
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109 or visit www.frostburg.edu/music. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door, cash only.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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