Posted by Sean Flynt on 2010-01-06

Each of four bands--two middle school bands and two high school bands--will consist of 90-100 students considered the top musicians in their home programs.

The students will arrive on campus Thursday, Jan. 7 and audition for chair placement that afternoon. After intensive rehearsals all day Friday and Saturday morning, the bands will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Samford's Wright Center Concert Hall. Organizers said the program will proceed as scheduled in spite of expected snow on Thursday.

The Saturday concert is free of charge and open to the public.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.