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24 middle, high school bands to perform at concert festival at Austin Peay

Middle and high school music students from Tennessee and Kentucky will perform a wide selection of band literature during the North Tennessee Concert Festival presented by the Austin Peay State University Department of Music.

The contest, sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Iota Womens Music Fraternity, is March 23 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall on APSUs campus.

The festival is free and open to the public. Middle school performances are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. High school bands will perform at 1 p.m.
Middle and high school music students from Tennessee and Kentucky will perform a wide selection of band literature during the North Tennessee Concert Festival presented by the Austin Peay State University Department of Music.

The contest, sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Iota Women's Music Fraternity, is March 23 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall on APSU's campus.

The festival is free and open to the public. Middle school performances are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. High school bands will perform at 1 p.m.

Andrea Brown, assistant band director at APSU, said 10 middle school and 14 high school bands are slated to participate in the festival.

Each band will perform two selections that will be adjudicated by a panel of four judges. Following a band's performance, the members and their director will have a critique session with one of the judges, and receive written and taped comments.

The bands will receive plaques based on their ratings earned in the contest.

Bob Lee, APSU band director emeritus at APSU, will join three other music educators selected as judges for the festival.

For more information, contact Brown by telephone at (931) 221-6820 or by e-mail at browna@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer