Annual High School Honor Band Concert Returns to SUU

On Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater, the SUU Department of Music will collaborate with regional high school students in the annual SUU High School Honor Band Concert.

Participating students auditioned for the concert by recording themselves playing an audition excerpt composed by College of Performing & Visual Arts Associate Dean Dr. Keith Bradshaw. Students from 18 schools, including Valley High School in Las Vegas, Layton High School, and Northridge High School from North Davis County, submitted applications this year. Of over 180 students, 126 were accepted.

“This is the single largest recruiting event for instrumental music at SUU,” Dr. Adam Lambert, associate professor and director of bands at SUU, said in a press release by Ashley Pollock. “Many of our incoming freshmen each year have participated in past honor bands. This performance will challenge these high school students, but after listening to their auditions, I’m sure they can handle it.”

Students will arrive and begin to rehearse for the concert on Jan. 12. They will also have the opportunity to attend a dance and College 101, an event that will feature a panel Q&A with SUU students about college life.

Admission to the High School Honor Band Concert is free to the public. More information about the concert or the SUU Department of Music can be found on their website.

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Megan Fairbanks

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