The 34th Annual UMass Honor Band Festival continues this year with another outstanding composer-in-residence and a separate day-long track for middle and high school music educators. This year's guest, Benjamin Dean Taylor, is a composer of contemporary concert music. His energetic, adventurous music provides a uniquely refreshing sonic experience for performers and audiences alike. Trained as a trumpet player and pianist, he performs with and writes music for a variety of chamber ensembles, jazz combos and big bands, wind bands, orchestras, choirs, and experimental ensembles.
High School Honor Bands and the UMass Wind Ensemble will perform. Go to the "Honor Band" section of the website for more info!