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Feb. 12, 2013
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University to host Concert Honor Band Festival

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will host its fifteenth annual Concert Honor Band Festival for more than 100 area high school musicians on Thursday, Feb. 14. The daylong festival concludes with a 7 p.m. concert in Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Admission is free.

Instrumentalists representing Atchison, Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, DeSoto, Fort Scott, Jefferson West, McLouth, Olathe Northwest, Osage City, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Royal Valley, Spring Hill and Wellsville high schools will participate. They will receive guidance from music educator and conductor/clinician Jodie Lin, the fine arts coordinator of curriculum activities and scheduling for the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools and the conductor of the Midwest Winds, an adult community band in the Kansas City area.

The concert will feature the Baker University Symphonic Winds under the baton of Raymond James Jr., director of bands at Baker, and the High School Honor Band, directed by Lin.

The High School Honor Band perform "Fanfare and Flourishes" by James Curnow; "Symphonic Overture" by Charles Carter; "The Whispering Tree" by George Farmer; and "Brighton Beach" by William Latham.

The Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform the "The Star-Spangled Banner," arranged by Jack Stamp; "An American Fanfare" by Rick Kirby; "American Riversongs" by Pierre La Plante; "Americans We" by Henry Fillmore/ed. Fennell; and "Home on the Range" by Ralston and Barnes.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.