Campus News: Lee to Host Honor Band 2021

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Lee to Host Honor Band 2021
- 11/14/2021

Lee to Host Honor Band 2021


On Thursday, Nov. 18, 62 high school students representing 22 schools from four states will arrive on campus for Honor Band, an event for outstanding high school musicians held annually.


The students were selected for the Honor Band based on information submitted by the students and recommendations from their individual band directors.


The Honor Band is conducted by Dr. David Holsinger, professor of music and director of the Wind Ensemble at Lee. Honor Band participants will receive quality training over the course of the clinic.


Participants will begin rehearsing Thursday evening and rehearsals will continue through Saturday morning. The weekend will culminate with a concert given by the Honor Band on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Conn Center. Songs performed will include Ralph Ford's "Rogue River," John Philip Sousa's "Revival March," and Holsinger's "Prairie Dances."


On Friday evening, Nov. 19, Lee University's Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble will present a concert for the Honor Band participants at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.


"The Lee University Honor Band is always a wonderful weekend for the selected high school students," said Winona Holsinger, director of instrumental projects at Lee. "The ensemble is not as large as most honor bands, so the students are able to enjoy this smaller band and feel as if they are each contributing to the ensemble. These students are a pleasure to have on campus, and they play well and rehearse hard."


Both performances are free, and the public is invited to attend the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon concerts.


For more information about the Honor Band or Lee's School of Music, call (423) 614-8263 or email

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