Lee University Honor Band Starts Thursday

Friday, November 9, 2012
Dr. Holsinger conducting the 2010 Honor Band
Dr. Holsinger conducting the 2010 Honor Band

High school students representing 25 schools across five states will attend Lee University to participate in Honor Band 2012 on Thursday. These 84 students will be under the baton of Dr. David Holsinger, conductor of the Lee University Wind Ensemble and composer.

The band will begin rehearsing Thursday evening and continue through Saturday morning. The weekend will culminate with a concert given by the Honor Band on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.  

The program will be selected from the following: “By the Light of the Polar Star” by John Philip Sousa, “Black Granite” by James L. Hosay, “American Faces” and “Solemn Hymn and Rowdy Dances” by David R. Holsinger, “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre, and “Golden Plume” by Will Huff.

Selection for the band was made with information submitted by the students as well as recommendations from their individual band directors.  This is the 12th year for the Lee University Honor Band. 

The Honor Band participants will be given a concert by the Lee University Symphonic Band, the Jazz Ensemble, and the Wind Ensemble.  This concert will begin Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center. 

The public is invited to attend both the Friday evening and the Saturday afternoon concerts. These are non-ticketed events.  

For more information please contact Lee’s School of Music at  614-8240.



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