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High School Bandfest at Central Tonight

Students from 20 high school bands across the state will perform at the 2010 Central College High School Bandfest Thursday evening. The concert will feature three ensembles and a performance by the Central College Symphonic Wind Ensemble, in addition to the 85-member festival band that will include students from the Pella, Pleasantville and Chariton High Schools, among others.

Dr. Mitchell Lutch, Director of Bands at Central College will conduct both the high school honor band and Woodwind Ensemble, while Dennis Pedde will conduct the Brass Ensemble’s performance and Assistant Professor of Music Stan Dahl will lead the Percussion Ensemble.

The 2010 Central College High School Bandfest will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Douwstra Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the concert, which is free of charge.