High school musicians invited to perform in international broadcast

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music is inviting all ninth through 12th grade band and orchestra students throughout the United States to perform in a virtual world premiere composition created by UI Professor Dan Bukvich.

“Festival Fanfare” was composed to commemorate the 44th annual University of Idaho Band and Orchestra Festival and designed to highlight virtual performance recordings from participating high school musicians.

The composition will be broadcast internationally in late spring and will include the university’s woodwind, brass, percussion, piano and string ensembles along with the high school participants, according to a news release from the university.

To participate, students must register to attend the virtual Bandfest and Stringfest, a Zoom music festival from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The festival will include live master classes led by university faculty, the music for Festival Fanfare and instructions for submitting videos to perform in the world premiere.

Registration is at www.bit.ly/360UIbandfest.

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