The Southern Oregon University Department of Performing Arts presents the annual Southern Oregon Regional Middle School Honor Band concert on Saturday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall.
SOU professor and conductor Dr. Cynthia Hutton will be joined by the regional middle school band director's Jenifer Carstensen, Patrick Mc Lain and John Pecorilla as well as composer and guest clinician Pierre La Plante for the concluding concert of the workshop.
The band is made up of 130 student musicians from 16 local middle school schools selected by their band directors. Admission is free.
La Plante is a noted composer of music for young players. He first published in 1976 and his catalog of work has been performed by high school bands in Australia, Europe, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.