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Honor band is planned

By Staff | Sep 17, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN – The Shepherd University Department of Music is pleased to announce its 7th annual Honor Band Program to be held Jan. 15 to 17 on Martin Luther King weekend.

Area high school band directors are invited to submit recommendations of their finest students for this fantastic opportunity to represent their school in an experience that will allow them to make great music with other talented and serious musicians their age.

Recommendations from band directors should be sent in as soon as possible, if they have not already been submitted. The application deadline for students to register for the 7th annual Honor Band is Nov. 15.

For more information or questions call Esperanza Alzona, operations manager, Shepherd University Department of Music, at 304-876-5711 or at ealzona@shepherd.edu or visit www.shepherd.edu/


High school seniors who are considering entering the Shepherd University Department of Music are also invited to apply.

Honor Band participants will create great music with other serious high school musicians from the four-state area, participating in three days of intense music and culminating in a concert on Jan. 17 that is open to the public.

They will benefit from master classes and clinics from Shepherd University’s outstanding music faculty, as well as guest conductor Sally Wagner.

In addition, participants will be able to ask questions and learn from the fine musicians at Shepherd University. They will learn from a presentation of “How to Apply for College”- a workshop constantly praised by students, parents and teachers alike that is geared to all college-bound students, regardless of their expected major.

Wagner is director of bands at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md., where she conducts four concert bands and the Dixieland Combo. During her 29 years at the school, her bands have earned a reputation for superior musicianship and performance standards, and have been recognized as outstanding by respected adjudicators at local, national and international music festivals.