BandFest 2006 set to begin at Huntington University

FOR RELEASE
2006-01-30
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Music Department is ready for BandFest 2006, the 26th annual Band Clinic, to be held February 4-5, 2006. The HU Band Clinic is open to instrumentalists from grades 8 -12, college, and community members who desire an opportunity to perform challenging band music, to work with guest conductors, and to experience Huntington University. Clinic participants will receive small group instruction on their primary instrument from qualified professional musicians.

BandFest 2006 will turn the spotlight on composers of excellent band literature including John Philip Sousa, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Percy Grainger, Vincent Persichetti, Samuel Hazo, Robert Jager, Alfred Reed, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David Holsinger.

Guest conductors for the Band Clinic include Mr. John Ginocchio, Mr. Thaine Campbell, and Mr. Marvin McNew, Jr., and Mr. Scott Hippensteel, director of Instrumental Music at Huntington University.

Please join the Huntington University Music Department in experiencing the enjoyment of fine band music performed in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on the campus of Huntington University at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2006. This event is a free public concert.

For more information about the Band Clinic and Concert, please visit our Web site, www.huntington.edu/music/bandfest, or call (260) 359-4262.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284