PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents with a passion and an enjoyment of music are invited to Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts as over 60 of region’s finest high school musicians present a High School Honors Band Concert on Monday, May 6.
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ third annual Owens High School Honors Band Day, the concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The performance is free and open to the public.
“Owens Community College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to once again partner with area high schools and provide a day for students to showcase their impressive musical talents,” said Fred Dais, Owens Adjunct Instructor in Fine and Performing Arts and High School Honors Band Day and Concert Event Coordinator. “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 serving as conductors during the concert are Owens School of Health Sciences Dean Dr. Doug Mead and recently retired Southview High School Band Director Tim Hoffman.
High schools participating in Owens’ High School Honors Band Day are Anthony Wayne H.S., Eastwood H.S., Elmwood H.S., Emmanuel Christian School, Lake H.S., Maumee H.S., North Baltimore H.S., Rossford H.S., Southview H.S., Springfield H.S. and Whiteford H.S.
Throughout the daylong event, Owens High School Honors Band Day attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in preparation for the High School Honors Band Concert, including seating auditions, full-band rehearsal and sectional-band rehearsal, among other music programming.
Owens’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers students the opportunity to pursue an associate degree in music performance/education in preparation for careers as aspiring music educators or performers. A music business technology certificate program is also available for those individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge within the areas of music business and studio music technology.
For more information about the concert, contact Owens’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.