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WCU hosts honor band concerts

(The following is a press release from William Carey University.)

Feb. 26, 2016

The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host the 2016 Honor Band Clinic Concert Series from March 3-5 at the Hattiesburg campus.

The band includes nearly 200 students selected from high schools in Alabama and Mississippi. More than 300 students were nominated for the band by their local band directors. Students were selected for the band based on individual achievement and merit. 

The Honor Band is divided into the Red Band, conducted by retired educator and band director Joe Hooten, and the White Band, conducted by Carey music professors Wes Dykes and Jeremy Morgan.

The opening concert for the series, featuring the Carey Symphonic Winds, will be held at 7 p.m. on March 3 in Smith Auditorium in the Thomas Fine Arts Center.

Three concerts will be held on March 4. The Carey Concert Band and Jazz Band I will present concert and jazz standards with new literature at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. Traveling instrumental ensembles Grace Notes, Spirit of Carey and Tuscan Reeds will perform at 6:45 p.m. in Clinton Gymnasium. The Biloxi High School Wind Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

The series will conclude with a concert featuring the Red and White Honor Bands at 1 p.m. on March 5 in the auditorium.

All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call (601) 318-6175.

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