The Champion High School Symphonic Band has been selected to perform at two prestigious events this February; the University of Akron Band Clinic, and the Youngstown State University Wind and Percussion Invitational.
On Wednesday February 13th, the Champion High School Symphonic Band will attend the University of Akron Band Clinic to work with former Champion High School Band Director James Saker. The band will be featured along with the Mogadore High School Concert Band and the Stow Munroe Falls High School Wind Ensemble. During the day, students in the band will have the opportunity to spend time in a full band rehearsal under the direction of Mr. Saker, followed by the opportunity to work with the University of Akron School of Music Faculty in a master class format. Students will then perform a concert at 6:30pm in historic E.J. Thomas Hall, in which they will perform 3 selections. Senior band members will also be performing God of Our Fathers, composed by Claude T. Smith, along side the University of Akron Symphonic Band.
On Friday February 22nd, the Symphonic Band will attend Youngstown State University in which they will have the opportunity to work with Dana School of Music Faculty in a master class setting during the afternoon. Students will then perform a concert beginning at 7:00pm at the Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown that will also include the Youngstown State University Percussion Ensemble, Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, and the Seneca Valley High School Wind Ensemble from Pennsylvania. Senior band members will have the opportunity to perform The Stars and Stripes Forever composed by John Phillip Sousa along side the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble.
The students, Champion High School Band Boosters, and Mr. Husosky are honored to have been selected to perform at both of these prestigious events.