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All-County band concert set for Tuesday

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP — It is a spring tradition and a chance for the county’s most talented young musicians to toot their own horn — literally.

The 86th annual Lawrence County All-County Honors Band Concert will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rock Hill High School.

Eighty-two middle school band students and 83 high school band students from all of the county’s school districts auditioned in January for the right to participate in the event sponsored by the Lawrence County Band Directors Association.

The students will gather for rehearsal time before taking the stage together.

“This is an opportunity for people to come and hear some great music by great musicians,” Rock Hill Assistant Band Director Rhonda Pemberton said.

This year’s guest conductor for the high school band is Dr. Brian Silvey, from the University of Missouri.

The guest conductor for the middle school band is Chad Sheridan, from Negel Middle School, Forrest Hills School District in Cincinnati.

The musical selections for the middle school band will be “Dorchester March,” composed by Eric Osterling, “Annabell Lee,” composed by Douglas E. Wagner, “Fanfare For A New Era,” composed by Mark Williams and “Thriller,” composed by Rod Temperton and arranged by Robert Longfield.

Musical selections for the high school band will be “Fanfare For The Third Planet,” composed by Richard L. Saucedo, Amen, composed by Frank Ticheli, “In Heaven’s Air,” composed by Samuel R. Hazo and “Torch Of Liberty March,” composed by Kar L. King, arranged by James Swearingen.

The concert is open to the public. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.