Posted by Brad Radice on 2011-10-05

Samford University is set to host the Alabama Music Educators Association’s Elementary Music Festival, Friday, October 7.   

                The event will include 316 students that will represent 31 public and private schools from across the state of Alabama.  The students will spend the day rehearsing and will have a performance in the evening.

                The concert, which will be held in the Wright Center on Samford’s campus, is free to the public and starts at 7 p.m.

                 Music students attending will be under the instruction of Dena Byers, the Associate Conductor for the Durham Children’s Choir and the 2010 winner of the Jackson Parkhurst Award for being an outstanding North Carolina music educator. 

                 This year’s festival is being dedicated to the memory of Evan Thomason, a 10-year old who recently passed away after battling neuroblastoma for five years.