Published on January 9, 2012 by Brad Radice
The Samford Honor Band gathered on campus this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for three days of fun and music.
Jim Smisek, Director of band and instrumental studies, invited 600 middle and high school students to participate in this year’s program. The event has shown incredible growth over the years—they started with 52 student musicians six years ago.
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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.