Lee School Of Music To Host Honor Band Weekend

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Honor Band 2015
Honor Band 2015

Seventy-eight high school students representing 24 schools from seven states will arrive at Lee University this week for Honor Band 2017 and will present a concert on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Conn Center. 

Dr. David Holsinger, director of the Lee University Wind Ensemble and acclaimed composer, will be the clinician for this year’s Honor Band. 

“The Lee University Honor Band is always a wonderful weekend for the selected high school students,” said Lee’s Director of Instrumental Projects Winona Holsinger. “The ensemble is not as large as most honor bands, so the students feel as if they are making a contribution.” 

The Honor Band will perform pieces by Béla Bartók, Morton Gould, Jacob De Haan, Pierre Leemans, John Phillip Sousa, and David Holsinger, a professor of music at Lee. 

The students were selected for the Honor Band based upon information submitted by the students in addition to recommendations from their individual band directors. They will begin rehearsing Thursday evening, and rehearsals will continue through Saturday morning. 

“These students are a pleasure to have on campus,” said Winona Holsinger. “They play well, rehearse hard, and are great students. We always enjoy hosting this event.” 

Lee students will also perform during the weekend in the Honor Band Collage Concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. The performance will feature Lee’s Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Mark Bailey, professor of music at Lee; the Jazz Ensemble, directed by Alan Wyatt, assistant professor of music at Lee; and the Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. David Holsinger. 

Both concerts are free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. 

For more information about the Honor Band or the concerts, call 614-8263 or email wholsinger@leeuniversity.edu.
 
PHOTO: Honor Band concert 2015
 


GPS To Host 2 Events Featuring Guest Speaker, Author, Physician And Alumna, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Over 50 Percent Of Tennessee Public High School Seniors Raise Score On ACT Senior Retake

U.S. News Ranks Lee’s Online Learning Program


Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a Yale- and Harvard-trained emergency physician, a regular guest expert on CNN and The Dr. Oz Show and a national go-to doctor for simplifying health—particularly ... (click for more)

Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake ... (click for more)

Lee University saw its placement rise once again in the popular U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Bachelor's Programs” ranking. This year Lee’s ranking rose 18 spots to a tie for #42 ... (click for more)


Student Scene

GPS To Host 2 Events Featuring Guest Speaker, Author, Physician And Alumna, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a Yale- and Harvard-trained emergency physician, a regular guest expert on CNN and The Dr. Oz Show and a national go-to doctor for simplifying health—particularly for women and parents. Now she’s sharing her expertise with a wider audience via her new book Mom Hacks: 100+ Science-Backed Shortcuts to Reclaim Your Body, Raise Awesome Kids, and Be Unstoppable, ... (click for more)

Over 50 Percent Of Tennessee Public High School Seniors Raise Score On ACT Senior Retake

Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced today that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record. Of those seniors who retook the ACT in 2018, more than 50 percent increased their composite score from their ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Federal Agents Make 126 Arrests, Seize Guns, Drugs During Operation Triple Beam

Federal officials said they made 126 arrests and seized seven guns and a large amount of illegal drugs during Operation Triple Beam in Hamilton County. David G. Jolley, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and J. Douglas Overbey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, said OTB was a systematic and sustained collaborative enforcement operation specifically ... (click for more)

Google Working With TVA To Put 1.6 Million Solar Panels In Tennessee And Alabama To Power New Data Centers

Google plans to work with TVA to deploy 1.6 million solar panels to power two new huge Google data centers in Tennessee and Alabama. Google officials said, "Hundreds of engineers, electricians and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S. - one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama . And we’re not stopping ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Culture Of Policing In Chattanooga - And Response (3)

I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Brenda Washington. Over the years, I have noticed that people tend to ignore or dismiss what she says, or attack her. This is unfortunate, because she is alerting people of the problems within the culture of policing in Chattanooga, whether it is in Hamilton County or the city of Chattanooga. There are good, honest police officers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jalen Hurts’ Decision

Several weeks ago the “Ten Best-Mannered People of 2018” were named and of all the lists compiled in the country, this is my favorite. Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints quarterback who virtually lives his life to enhance that of others, was the hands-down winner. He and his “Brees Dream Foundation” are so steeped in goodness it will make you cry. Justin Thomas, the pro golfer ... (click for more)