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Coastal hosts Honor Band Festival Concert

December 1, 2006

Coastal Carolina University will host the First Coastal Honor Band Festival Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The concert, which features regional high school bands, is a culmination of three days of rehearsals, master classes and music making on CCU's campus.

Guest conductor Richard Saucedo will lead the group in a concert of his own music and the music of other composers. Saucedo is the director of Bands and Music Technology at Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind. A composer and arranger, he has released several marching band arrangements and concert band pieces. Saucedo has served on the Drum Corps Midwest Judges Guild and is a brass and music judge for Drum Corps International.

Scholarships will be awarded at this event to high school seniors who will participate in CCU bands in the 2007 fall semester.

Students from the following schools will participate in the concert: Aynor High School, Socastee High School, St. James High School, Georgetown High School, Waccamaw High School and North Brunswick High School, located in Leland, N.C.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 349-2502.