Hundreds of Middle, High School Students To Attend Honor Band Program This Weekend

Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-01-04

Hundreds of middle school and high school music students from throughout the region will participate in the Fifth Annual Samford University Honor Band program Jan. 6-8.

Approximately 600 students from Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida were selected to attend the intensive three-day program of auditions, rehearsals, masterclasses and performances.

The Honor Band program will conclude with a concert in Samford's Wright Center Concert Hall at 2:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 8.

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

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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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.