High school band students from Michigan and northern Ohio will come together at Concordia University Ann Arbor's black box theater Friday and Saturday March 8-9, when the Wind Ensemble holds its annual Honor Band Days on campus, 4090 Geddes Road.

Coordinated by Wind Ensemble Director Dr. William Perrine, the workshop allows students to learn and perform side by side with college musicians and experience music making in a college environment. “Our event is designed to showcase a student’s existing talents,” said Perrine, who also directs the String Ensemble and Brass Ensemble.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, with an alternate registration at 3:30 p.m. for students joining at the end of their school day. Master classes with select faculty will take place both days, with a 3:30 p.m. concert on Saturday capping activities. Participants traveling more than 30 miles have an option to spend a night on campus with a current music student.

The registration fee is $25 and includes all meals, optional housing for one night, and an Honor Band Days T-shirt.

High school seniors will have an opportunity during Honor Band Days to audition for one of several music scholarships, each based on individual merit. Music Merit Scholarships range from $2,000-$3,000, while Music Participation Scholarships carry a $1,000 award. Supplemental Scholarships are also available for $1,000 and are designed for incoming freshmen with specific talents in marching band, worship arts, musical theater, or choral singing. More information on these scholarships is available at www.cuaa.edu/scholarships.

For more details or to register for the event, contact Judy Wuckert in the music department at judy.wuckert@cuaa.edu

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