One hundred and sixty-one musicians from seven Crawford County high schools will come together as one band to participate in the 34th Annual Crawford County-Allegheny College High School Band Festival on Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4.
The festival will culminate in a free, public concert on Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Allegheny’s Shafer Auditorium, following all-day rehearsal on Feb. 3 and rehearsal on the morning of Feb. 4. Participating schools include Cambridge Springs Jr./Sr. High School, Cochranton Jr./Sr. High School, Conneaut Area Senior High School, Maplewood Jr./Sr. High School, Meadville Area Senior High School, Saegertown Jr./Sr. High School, and Titusville High School.
The band rehearses under the direction of Dr. Lowell Hepler, chair of the Allegheny College Music Department and director of bands. Jeffrey Herwig, director of bands at Titusville High School, will conduct one of the performance pieces this year. (Each year, a different high school director conducts one of the pieces.)
Hepler and Crawford County high school band directors founded the festival in 1982 to provide a full band festival experience to more students than can typically participate at the district, region, and state competition levels.
For more information, call 814-332-3304.