Most Honorable Band presents Concert
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: WSU Honor Band Concert with the WSU Wind Ensemble
When: Saturday, 10 December 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: No tickets are required for this Free performance
Weber State University Department of the Performing Arts presents the WSU Honor Band Concert, Saturday, December 10 at 4:00 pm in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and open to the public, with children over the age of eight welcome.
The honor band will this year be joined on the stage by the Ogden Concert Band, the official band of the City of Ogden. The two bands will present individual and combined performances, a new concept for this year. Combined, the bands will perform Alfred Reed’s “Russian Christmas Music,” a traditional part of the honor band event. Individually the Ogden Concert Band will perform a program of Christmas music, and the honor band will perform a cross section of outstanding music for high school level band, culminating in the combined performance of the two bands.
This will be the 21st year of this event which brings high school students from throughout Utah for two days. Some years as many as 100 students descend on campus for this two day festival. Students will arrive on Friday, December 9, for auditions and will begin rehearsals that evening. Rehearsal will continue on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 8AM and continuing until 3PM. The band members will have a one hour break at noon that Saturday when they will enjoy pizza together in Shepherd Union.
This annual program offers young musicians an opportunity to develop their talents, to have a good time with musicians from other schools and to make contacts with Weber State University faculty and students. The bonus is the concert that gives parents and other audience members an opportunity to see the musical stars and educators of the future.
For more information about the Band program or the concert, contact Dr. Thomas Root, 626-6443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.