Ohio Wesleyan to Hold Free Band Concert Jan. 19

20130117-BandFestivalDELAWARE, Ohio – Participants in the 49th annual Ohio Wesleyan University President’s High School Band Festival will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Benes Rooms inside Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble also will perform during the concert, conducted by professor and renowned trumpeter Larry Griffin, D.M.A.

Before their evening performance, the high school students will participate in the daylong OWU President’s High School Band Festival, which provides learning and scholarship opportunities for high school musicians from Ohio and surrounding states. All students had to audition and be selected by a panel of OWU faculty to participate in the one-day music workshop and concert.

Learn more about the Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Music, its faculty, and the upcoming festival at music.owu.edu.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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