ASU Top of the Nation honor band and choir festival is in its 16th year


The Adams State University Music Department is proud to announce the 16th annual "Top of the Nation" Honor Band and Choir Festival featuring select high school students from around the state and surrounding regions. There will be a series of concerts as part of this weekend festival.

The ASU Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform works by Alexi Matchavariani, Eric William Barnum, Caldwell and Ivory, Sam Pottle and Gwyneth Walker. They will be joined by the Honor Choirs for Franz Biebl's double choir setting of "Ave Maria." The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Alamosa Sacred Heart Church.

The weekend will culminate with the Honor Band and Choir performances on Saturday, February 21:

The Honor Bands will perform at 12 p.m. in Richardson Hall Auditorium. The bands will include the Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Caroline Beatty, director of bands at Texas State University; and the Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. Donald Miller, Adams State University.

The Honor Choir will perform at 2 p.m. in the Alamosa Sacred Heart Church. The Mixed Honor Choir will be directed by Dr. Beth Robison, Adams State University and the Women's Honor Choir will be directed by Linda McGinn, who has taught at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Brewer High School in Ft. Worth, Gunnison High School, Alamosa High School, and Pueblo South High School.

All concerts are free of charge. Please join us for a weekend of wonderful music. For more information, please contact 719-587-7621.