University of St. Thomas High School Honor Band Festival
Erika Werner, percussion, Sasha Walden, bass clarinet, and Elissa Wennblom, clarinet were selected to attend the 2018 University of St. Thomas High School Honor Band Festival on October 15th.
The Festival bands included 200 high school musicians from 40 high schools throughout Minnesota. Their day of rehearsals began at 9 a.m. and concluded with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Student Center. The band was directed by guest conductor Stephane Delley, Professor of Conducting at the Conservatory of Music of Fribourg, Switzerland, Dr. Matthew George, Director of Bands and Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, Associate Director of Bands at the University of St. Thomas.
The music performed included: "Grow Up!" – Theo Schmitt; "Benediction" – John Stevens; "Legenda Rumantscha" – Oliver Waespi. The evening concert concluded with three pieces by The St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
The students had an outstanding day of learning and performing at the University of St. Thomas.