All New England Band Festival at PSU November 22

November 17th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.—The annual All New England Band Festival, featuring 176 high school musicians, will culminate in a performance on Monday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University Campus.

The concert will conclude a daylong event involving honor band members representing 58 high schools from all six New England states. The students were chosen from more than 350 who applied for the festival from a total of 66 high schools. Selections were based on students’ individual musical achievements while attending the schools they are representing. More than two-thirds of those selected have been members of their respective all-state band or orchestra.

Guest conductors for the 2010 festival are Brant Karrick and Vince Gassi. Both are internationally known composers of band music and have many published and recorded works to their credit.

The festival bands will share the concert with the Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, conducted by Professor Gary Corcoran. The university band will perform “Angels in the Architecture,” a major work by Frank Ticheli. The concert will feature works by John Williams, Brian Balmages, Dave Grusin, Robert Sheldon and Adam Hudec.

Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults and youth, $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 for more information.

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