Congratulations to Alternate-Danielle Harrison, Alternate Olivia Buehler, Jeffry Legros, & Abby Stephens
These students were selected for the 2017 Ohio State Middle School Honor Band Festival. Established in 2012, the Ohio State Middle School Honor Band Festival annually provides the opportunity for outstanding musicians in seventh and eighth grades to be nominated by their band directors for involvement in the one-day event. Students who are selected take part in one of four 90-piece concert bands - two 7th Grade Honor Bands and two 8th Grade Honor Bands. Each honor band rehearses and performs with the festival guest composer as well as their dedicated conductor. Lunch, a festival T-shirt, and a recording of the final performance are included as part of the tuition. All four honor bands will present the world premiere of a brand new composition by Andrew Boysen, Jr. at the Festival Concert. The Festival Concert will take place in the magnificent 2,400-seat Mershon Auditorium.
OSU received nearly 900 individual nominations from across three states. The 362 students selected for participation represent 147 different middle schools that submitted nominations. The Ohio State University is delighted to bring student musicians from so many schools together in the spirit of music and learning.