April 24, 2013

Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts to Host Third Annual High School Honors Band Day and Concert, May 6

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents with a passion and an enjoyment of music are invited to Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts as over 60 of region’s finest high school musicians present a High School Honors Band Concert on Monday, May 6.

Presented in conjunction with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ third annual Owens High School Honors Band Day, the concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The performance is free and open to the public.

“Owens Community College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to once again partner with area high schools and provide a day for students to showcase their impressive musical talents,” said Fred Dais, Owens Adjunct Instructor in Fine and Performing Arts and High School Honors Band Day and Concert Event Coordinator. “High School Honors Band Day is designed to allow Northwest Ohio’s young and aspiring musicians to come together, learn from each other and experience the joy of music in a fun environment.”

Musical selections presented by the group will include “American Salute”, “New York: 1927”, “Sabre and Spurs March”, “Dances Americanesque”, “Southwest Saga” and a tribute to the Broadway “Jersey Boys” production. Community members serving as conductors during the concert are Owens School of Health Sciences Dean Dr. Doug Mead and recently retired Southview High School Band Director Tim Hoffman.

High schools participating in Owens’ High School Honors Band Day are Anthony Wayne H.S., Eastwood H.S., Elmwood H.S., Emmanuel Christian School, Lake H.S., Maumee H.S., North Baltimore H.S., Rossford H.S., Southview H.S., Springfield H.S. and Whiteford H.S.

Throughout the daylong event, Owens High School Honors Band Day attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in preparation for the High School Honors Band Concert, including seating auditions, full-band rehearsal and sectional-band rehearsal, among other music programming.

Owens’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers students the opportunity to pursue an associate degree in music performance/education in preparation for careers as aspiring music educators or performers. A music business technology certificate program is also available for those individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge within the areas of music business and studio music technology.

For more information about the concert, contact Owens’ Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.