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Feb. 10, 2014Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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:
Ignition Todd Stalter
Sheltering Sky John Mackey
In the Forest of the King Pierre LaPlante
Suite Divertimento Jay Gilbert
March and Procession of Bacchus Leos Delibes/Eric Osterling
Home On The Range Ralston / Barnes

The Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform:

The Star Spangled Banner arr. Jack Stamp
The Orange Bowl March Henry Fillmore
A Klezmer Tribute arr. Eric Richards
Dr. J.D. Parr, Clarinet
First Suite in Eb Gustav Holst
3. March
O Waly, Waly (A Rhapsody for Band) Jay Bocook