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Alabama All-State Band Festival to be held at AU April 17-19

AUBURN – The top 650 high school and junior high band students in the state of Alabama will gather at Auburn University for the 2008 All-State Band Festival April 17-19. The festival, sponsored by the Alabama Bandmasters Association and hosted by the Department of Music and the Auburn University Bands, involves students from over 350 high school, junior high and middle school bands throughout the state.

Participants were selected for the festival through competitive auditions held at eight district sites. When the musicians arrive at Auburn, they will audition for chair placement in the junior high band and the three high school bands, designated as the Red, White and Blue bands.

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AU bands to host Honor Band Festival

AUBURN – The annual Auburn University Honor Band Festival will take place Feb. 7-10 on the AU campus. Highlights will include clinics by the university instrumental faculty, a showcase of AU chamber ensembles and a Saturday night concert by the AU Symphonic Band.

The Saturday night concert, conducted by AU alumnus Jamie Nix and composer Frank Ticheli, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Telfair Peet Theatre. Festival participants will perform a grand finale concert on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m., in the Student Activities Building. The Sunday concert is free and open to the public.

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