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Published: Monday, 4/29/2013

Owens to host third annual High School Honors Band Day and Concert on May 6


More than 60 of the Toledo region’s finest high school musicians will perform a High School Honors Band Concert on Monday, May 6.

The concert will be at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Fred Dais, Owens adjunct instructor in Fine and Performing Arts and High School Honors Band Day and Concert event coordinator, said, “High School Honors Band Day is designed 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 “American Salute,” “New York: 1927,” “Sabre and Spurs March,” “Dances Americanesque,” “Southwest Saga,” and a tribute to the Broadway “Jersey Boys” production.

Community members who will be conductors are Owens School of Health Sciences Dean Dr. Doug Mead and recently retired Southview High School Band Director Tim Hoffman.

High schools participating in concert are Anthony Wayne, Eastwood, Elmwood, Emmanuel Christian, Lake, Maumee, North Baltimore, Rossford, Southviews., Springfield, and Whiteford.

Band Day attendees will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including seating auditions, full-band rehearsal and sectional-band rehearsal.

For more information, contact Owens’ Performing Arts at 567-661-7081or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.

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