February 20, 2017
Huntingdon hosts AISA bands, Honor Band, and presents winter concert
Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College Campus and Cloverdale community will be filled with the sound of music as Huntingdon hosts the Alabama Independent Schools Band Association (AISBA) State Band Festival and State Honor Band, February 24–25. Continuing the musical weekend, Huntingdon Winds and Jazz will present their winter concert, Sunday, February 26.
Beginning at 8:20 a.m., Friday, February 24, the Festival will feature each of 13 bands from 9 AISA schools performing every 20 minutes in Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater on Huntingdon’s Cloverdale Campus.
Saturday, February 25, AISBA State Honor Bands will take the stage in Drum Theater at 4:30 p.m. AISBA Honor Bands are two select groups of 50 band students each
from around the State. The honor bands are conducted by the Huntingdon band staff and Eddy Williams, director of bands.
To complete the weekend of great concert band music the Huntingdon Winds and Huntingdon Jazz will present their first concert of 2017 Sunday, February 26, at 3:00 p.m. The concert will feature the music of contemporary composer Julie Giroux, as well as big band jazz from the Huntingdon Jazz Ensemble.
Performances will be in the Leo J. Drum Jr. Theatre on the Cloverdale Campus of Huntingdon College and are free and open to the public.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America” by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
-- Suellen (Su) Ofe Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications Huntingdon College 1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591 www.huntingdon.edu