Junior High and High School students from throughout the Hart School District will perform as the District Honor Band, at 7:30 pm, Sat. March 2 at the Hart High School Auditorium. About 175 students have been selected to participate in this concert, from a field of 800 students that auditioned. The community is invited to attend and the tickets are $12 at the door.
The annual concert directed by guest conductors that are either university directors or other prominent music educators. The guest conductors this year are Michael Stone, Visual and Performing Arts coordinator for the Bakersfield City School District and Dr. Mitch Fennell, director of bands at CSU Fullerton.
Students have been busy rehearsing for this 32nd annual Hart District event and are looking forward to the opportunity to perform with their classmates as well as with students from across the District. Students from Castaic Middle School are also participating.
In addition to recognition as an honor band member, one junior high student and several high school students will be recognized at the concert for outstanding honor band participation over two to six years in the honor band program. The Robert K. Downs Memorial Scholarship is presented to a senior annually in appreciation for Mr. Downs’ contributions to music education in the SCV, as a former band director for Hart High School and College of the Canyons. Several smaller Honor Band scholarships will also be announced.
For more information, please contact Randy Gilpin, Rancho Pico band director at firstname.lastname@example.org or any school site band director.
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