Asbury Hosts High School Musicians
November 21, 2016
WILMORE, Ky. — More than 100 outstanding high school musicians visited Asbury University’s campus last week for the 40th annual All-Star Band Clinic.
Coming together from 19 public and private high schools in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, students rehearsed, performed and enjoyed campus life at Asbury on Nov. 17-19. Kentucky counties represented by students included Fayette, Jessamine, Boone, Franklin, LaRue, Menifee, Woodford and several others.
In addition to participating in rehearsals and performing a concert in Hughes Auditorium, guests stayed in University residence halls with Asbury student hosts, attended Chapel and enjoyed concerts featuring Asbury ensembles.
This year’s guest conductor was Dr. Ronald Holz, a noted music historian, conductor, lecturer and adjudicator in brass and wind music. Holz recently retired as Professor of Music Literature and Instrumental Music at Asbury, where he taught for 33 years. He led many groups during his tenure at Asbury, including the Asbury University Orchestra, The Salvation Army Student Fellowship Brass Band and the internationally acclaimed Lexington Brass Band.
“This event allows high school students to work with very fine clinicians and guest conductors and to be closely involved in campus life during their time here,” said Dr. Glen Flanigan, coordinator of Instrumental Studies at Asbury. “Students really enjoy getting a taste of university life.”
To learn more about Asbury’s Music Department, visit: asbury.edu/Music.