Augustana Band Festival Grand Finale Concert

Event Details


Date: November 11, 2017

Times: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion

Ticket Info: Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID.

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Augustana Performing and Visual Arts will present the Augustana Band Festival Grand Finale Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Washington Pavilion. The event is a part of the 60th annual Augustana Band Festival, set for Friday–Saturday, Nov. 10-11, in the Humanities Center on Augustana's campus. Renowned American composer John Mackey will be a guest clinician.

Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Season ticket subscriptions are available. Tickets can also be purchased at the Washington Pavilion. All seats are reserved.

This festival, now in its 60th year, has brought thousands of students from a five-state area to participate in two full days of ensemble and clinic work featuring three separate bands — Gold, Blue, and Honor led by outstanding music educators/directors who have amassed more than 70 years of experience working with high-school band programs. Participating students are nominated by their high school directors, and the festival is organized and carried out by an Augustana committee of outstanding student musicians.

The Grand Finale Concert of the festival will be held in the Mary Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. In addition to the Gold and Blue Bands, each comprised of approximately 100-110 select high school musicians from the five-state area, The Honor Band also is featured, and is composed of approximately 45 students who have been highly ranked by their directors as students ready to be challenged with more advanced music.