November 6, 2000
The annual All New England Band Festival, featuring 173 high school musicians, will culminate in a performance at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center on the Plymouth State College campus.
The concert will conclude a day-long event involving honor band members representing 65 high schools from all six New England states. The students were chosen from more than 430 who applied for the festival. Selection was based on students’ individual musical achievements while attending the schools they are representing.
Guest conductors for the 2000 festival are James Swearingen and Stephen Bulla. Both are nationally-known composers of band music and have numerous published and recorded works to their credit.
The festival bands will share the concert with the Plymouth State College Symphonic Band, conducted by Professor Gary Corcoran. The College band will perform works by John Cheetham, William Schuman, Percy Grainger and Roger Cichy, as well as works by guest conductors Swearingen and Bulla.
Tickets for the performance are $6 general admission and will be available at the door. Call the PSC box office, (603) 535-ARTS or 1-800-779-3869 for information. If special accommodations are needed, please call in advance.