Owens to Host First-Ever High School Honors Band Day

Posted Feb 25th, 2011 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents with a passion and an enjoyment of music are invited to Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts as 55 of region’s finest high school musicians present a High School Honors Band Concert on Monday, March 7.

Presented in conjunction with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ first-ever Owens High School Honors Band Day, the concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The performance is free and open to the public.

“Owens Community College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to partner with area high schools and provide a day for students to showcase their impressive musical talents,” said Dr. Doug Mead, Owens Chair of Fine and Performing Arts. “Our goal in establishing Owens’ High School Honors Band Day is to allow Northwest Ohio’s young and aspiring musicians to come together, learn from each other and experience the joy of music in a fun environment.”

Musical selections presented by the group will include “Armed Forces Salute – The Pride of America!”, “Woodwind Marmalade”, “At Ease”, “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral”, “Trumpeters Lullaby”, “Deep River”, “Prospect”, “Tailspin” and “Sousa Palooza”. Serving as conductors during the concert are Anthony Wayne High School faculty member Robert Krichbaum, Owens Adjunct Instructor of Fine and Performing Arts William Dais and Dr. Mead.

Among the high schools participating in Owens’ High School Honors Band Day are Anthony Wayne H.S., Elmwood H.S., Emmanuel Christian School, Lake H.S., North Baltimore H.S., Rossford H.S., Springfield H.S. and Toledo School for the Arts.

Throughout the daylong event, Owens High School Honors Band Day attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in preparation for the High School Honors Band Concert, including seating auditions, full-band rehearsal and sectional-band rehearsal, among other music programming.

Owens’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers students the opportunity to pursue an associate degree in music performance/education in preparation for careers as aspiring music educators or performers. A music business technology certificate program is also available for those individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge within the areas of music business and studio music technology.

For more information about the concert, contact Owens’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.

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