Annual All New England Band Festival Nov. 24 at Silver Center

November 1st, 2008 by Adam


PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The annual All New England Band Festival, featuring 175 high school musicians, will culminate in a performance at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University Campus.

The concert will conclude a day-long event involving honor band members representing 57 high schools from all six New England states.

The students were chosen from more than 300 who applied for the festival from a total of 61 high schools. Selection was 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 2008 festival are Travis J. Cross and Roland Barrett. 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 University Symphonic Band, conducted by Professor Gary Corcoran. The University band will perform works by Dana Wilson, Johan DeMeij, Morten Lauridsen, Percy Grainger, and James Barnes.

Tickets are $7 at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.

PSU students, faculty and staff with I.D. are admitted without charge.

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