The High School Honor Band Concert features outstanding student talent from high school orchestras in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. These student performers are nominated by their band directors and selected through an audition process by SUU’s music faculty. The chosen students participate in two days of rehearsals and activities culminating in this exciting concert at the end of the second day that features the SUU Wind Symphony at the beautiful Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City, Utah.
According to Dr. Lambert, “this concert is a remarkable collaboration for both the SUU and high school students. The members of SUU Wind Symphony willingly share their time and expertise with these gifted high school musicians and watching them work together to produce some amazing sound is one of the great rewards of being a music educator. The festival culminates in a concert that promises to be a truly joyous event.”
The SUU Wind Symphony is an auditioned ensemble made up of the university's top wind and percussion students. The ensemble is committed to the performance of the highest quality contemporary and traditional works in the wind band repertoire. Innovative concerts, adventurous programming, and high-level music-making are the hallmarks of this select ensemble. In the past few years, the SUU Wind Symphony has performed a number of premiers, including the American premier of Wind Layers, by Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson, and the world premier of Portrait of a Soldier, by Randy Dulaney.
For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/pva/arts.