Concert Honor Band Festival set for Feb. 13
Baldwin City, Kan. — More than 100 instrumentalists from area high schools will participate on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the 16th annual Concert Honor Band Festival. The daylong event concludes with a 7 p.m. concert at Rice Auditorium. Admission to the concert is free.
Musicians from Atchison, Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Highland Park, Jefferson West, McLouth, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Royal Valley, Spring Hill and Wellsville are scheduled to perform. During the day, Barry Kraus, director of bands and coordinator of instrumental ensembles at Belmont University in Nashville, will serve as a conductor and clinician. He will conduct the High School Honor Band at the concert.
The concert will feature the Baker University Symphonic Winds under the baton of Raymond James, director of bands at Baker. Clarinetist J.D. Parr, professor of music at Baker, will perform with the Symphonic Winds.
The High School Honor Band will perform the following:
Program to be selected from:
The Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform:
The Star Spangled Banner arr. Jack Stamp