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High School Honor Band Festival at FSU to Include Performances by Wind Ensemble and High School Honor Band

The weekend of March 5 and 6 is the High School Honor Band Festival at Frostburg State University. The festival will include a performance by the FSU Wind Ensemble on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. and a performance by the High School Honor Band on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. Both performances will take place in Pealer Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

The Wind Ensemble concert on March 5 will include works from John Philip Sousa, Clifton Williams and Charles-Simon Catel and will feature “The Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi.

The High School Honor Band performance on March 6 will feature the works of George Kenny, Alfred Reed, Carol Barnett and John Barnes Chance.

The festival brings students from all over the state of Maryland to FSU for a weekend of music. This year’s Honor Band is made up of more than 80 outstanding musicians from 15 high schools. Members are selected based on the recommendation of the high school band director. Band members learn their music then come together for Friday and Saturday rehearsals, are guests at the Saturday evening FSU Wind Ensemble concert and are honored at a Sunday afternoon banquet before concluding the weekend with a public concert.

Admission for each performance is $3 for students, $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

For more information, contact the FSU Music Department at 301-687-4109.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit or

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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589