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Feb. 7, 2011

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Honor Band Festival set

Baldwin City, Kan. — More than 100 high school musicians will participate on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the 13th Annual Concert Honor Band Festival on Baker University’s Baldwin City campus.Baker-1134

The honor band and Baker University’s Symphonic Winds will end the festival with a 7 p.m. concert at Rice Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Raymond James Jr., director of bands at Baker, and Jerry Stone, former director of bands at Maize High School, will conduct the concert.

High schools from Atchison, Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, Burlington, Fort Scott, Jayhawk-Linn, Jefferson West, Olathe Northwest, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Royal Valley, St. Marys and Wellsville will participate in the all-day event, led by Stone, a music educator and conductor.

At the concert, the high school honor band will perform “Military Escort” by Harold Bennett / ed. Fennell; “Lux Arumque” by Eric Whitacre; “Rockwell Portrait” by Erik Morales, “When the Stars Began to Fall” by Fred J. Allen; and “Urban Dances” by Erik Morales.

The Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner,” arr.  by Jack Stamp; “Rhythm Danse” by Richard L. Saucedo; “Spiritual from Symphony 5 1/2” by Don Gillis /trans. Bainum; “Salute to Kansas March” by John Philip Sousa, ed. Foster and “Home On The Range” by Ralston / Barnes.


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