Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-01-04Hundreds 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.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.