Frostburg State University Department of Music will host the annual Tri-State Honor Band on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the FSU Performing Arts Center.
Some 140 high school musicians from 21 high schools will participate. Schools participating include Beall, Allegany, Fort Hill, Southern Garrett, Salisbury-Elk Lick, Pa., and Martinsburg, W.Va. Other Maryland schools participating are Boonsboro, Hancock, Clear Spring, Smithsburg, North and South Hagerstown, Williamsport, Linganore, Middletown, Easton, Calvert, Mount Saint Joseph's and McGruder high schools. Students from Frostburg State University and Hagerstown Community College will also participate.
The concert will include works by Karl King, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Percy Grainger, Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, Bob Lowden, and John Philip Sousa.
Guest director will be Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ed Greene of the U.S. Army. Greene brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to Frostburg State as retired Band Master of the U.S. Army Field Band at Fort Meade. Before his retirement, Greene served as Band Master of the 1st Army Band at Fort Meade, 8th Army Band in Korea, and served as a bandsman in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He is also a lifetime member of the Washington Redskins marching band. Warrant Officer Greene has directed all-state and honor bands all over the country.
Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students. They may be purchased at the door or reserved after Monday, Nov. 27, by calling the music office at (301) 687-4109.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.
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