MVNU to host OMEA District 10 Honor Bands
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2017 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 2.
The event will feature over 200 young musicians from Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morrow and Richland Counties and over 60 participating schools. To be eligible for the OMEA Honors Band, students must be nominated by their director. High school students must also submit an audition featuring scales and an etude excerpt. Those chosen also take part in a rehearsal a week prior to the performance.
The day will feature a morning of instruction for both bands, and will culminate with a final concert at 3:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium on the MVNU campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
This year’s District 10 Honor Bands event will feature guest conductor Dr. Shelley Jagow, Associate Director of Bands at Wright State University directing the high school band. Composer and conductor, Mr. Chris Bernotas, will serve as the middle school clinician. The middle school band will premiere a new work composed by Mr. Bernotas entitled “Wind of the Waves.”
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 32 states and 19 countries/U.S. territories.
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