Lee University School Of Music Hosts Homecoming Music Festival

Friday, October 25, 2013

As a part of the Lee University Homecoming activities, the School of Music will present its annual Music Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Conn Center 

The program will highlight many of the university’s ensembles including Symphonic Band, Campus Choir, Lee University Chorale, Jazz Band, Voices of Lee, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, and Lee Singers.

“The Homecoming Music Festival is one of our most exciting events of the year,” said Dr. William Green, dean of Lee’s School of Music. “It is a great opportunity to connect back to our alumni musically and spiritually.”

A feature of the festival will be a reunion performance celebrating The Lee Singers 50th anniversary. The performance is anticipated to feature over 400 Singers alumni, along with current members. 

Tickets for the Music Festival are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be ordered through the Alumni Relations office at 614-8316 or purchased in the Conn Center the night of the event.

For more information, contact the Lee University School of Music at 614-8240 or music@leeuniversity.edu.  For more information about the festival or to register for Homecoming, visit http://leeuniversity.edu/homecoming.


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