CSAS Band Hosts Magnet School Exchange Concert Series Friday

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences Symphonic Band will be hosting the first in a series of exchange concerts this fall between CSAS and Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School from Nashville. This is the third biennial event for these two schools, the first exchange concerts having taken place in 2009.  

In addition to both the CSAS Symphonic Band and the Hume-Fogg Wind Ensemble performances, Joseph Hermann, director of Bands at Tennessee Tech University will serve as guest conductor for both ensembles. Repertoire will include works by James Curnow, Elliot Del Borgo, Morton Gould, Percy Grainger, Clare Grundman, Karl King, Morten Lauridsen, Louis Panella, and Frank Ticheli.

In addition to this concert, the CSAS Symphonic Band will be traveling to Nashville on Thursday, Nov. 21, to perform a similar concert at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School.

The CSAS concert is this Friday at 7 p.m., Creed Bates Auditorium, Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences. Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public.



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