FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/03/2011
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: Southern Utah University High School Honor Band Concert
WHAT: Select high school musicians from throughout Utah join in a cumulative performance for SUU’s High School Honor Band Concert.
WHO: Southern Utah University High School Honor Band, Southern Utah University, Department of Music
WHEN: Saturday, February 19, 2011
WHERE: The Heritage Center Theater, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS
ITS 2011 HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Select high school musicians from throughout Utah will gather at Cedar City’s Heritage Center Theater on Saturday, February 19, at 7:30pm to present SUU’s High School Honor Band Concert. This performance is free and the public is invited to attend.
SUU’s Honor Band consists of outstanding musicians from Utah high schools. These students were first nominated by their teachers, and then chosen to attend by the SUU faculty. SUU Director of Bands, Dr. Mark Stickney, and SUU Associate Professor of Music Education, Dr. Thomas Herb, lead the students in two days of intensive rehearsals, in preparation for Saturday’s performance. According to Stickney, “It gives students from all over the region a chance to perform with a select group, music that in most cases might be harder than what they are used to performing.”
Dr. Stickney and Dr. Herb will be directing the Honor Band through a rather ambitious program, including Escape from Chronopolis by Reber Clark, a profoundly moving adaptation of Eric Whitacre’s choral piece Lux Aurumque, Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat Major, Caccia by W. Francis McBeth, the riveting Whip and Spur March by Thomas Allen, and a David Gillingham composition featuring four American folk songs by Stephen Foster, appropriately titled Foster's America. Stickney says the concert is one that “any audience would completely enjoy.”
Honor Band participants will also have the opportunity to attend SUU Wind Ensemble concert on Friday, February 18, at the Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City.
Witness the outstanding musical talent of Utah students at this year’s SUU Honor Band Concert. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.