Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-01-02

Several hundred outstanding high school musicians from central and north Alabama will be at Samford University January 3-5 to participate in the Samford Honor Band.

Participants include 156 high school students and 145 middle school students who were competitively selected by recommendation of their band directors. Chair placement auditions will be held Thursday evening. The instrumentalists will spend Friday in master classes and rehearsals.

The three-day event will conclude with an Honor Band concert Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. Dr. James J. Smisek, Samford director of bands, will conduct. The public is invited free of charge.