Musically talented students from Marion High School will be among those performing on Thursday at the Grant County Honor Band concert.  The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Rediger Chapel Auditorium at Taylor University in Upland and is free and open to the public.

The Grant County Honor Band will feature some of the top music students at each of Grant County’s five public high schools, Eastbrook, Madison-Grant, Marion, Mississinewa, and Oak Hill.Band directors from all five schools have been collaborating to make this opportunity possible for the talented young musicians around the county. The performances will be led by a distinguished guest conductor, who will help the musicians hone their skills as they prepare for a special performance. For this inaugural year of the Honor Band, Dr. Al Harrison of Taylor University will be the guest conductor. The concert also includes a performance by the Taylor University Wind Ensemble.


“Grant County is quickly becoming a recognized area for instrumental music, and we are so thankful to be a part of this event,” said Marion High School Director of Bands Joshua Huff. “I’m also looking forward to interacting with the other county band directors and be a part of the development of this event, which we hope to make into an annual tradition.”

“I’m extremely excited for my students at Marion to interact with some fantastic musicians from the other county schools,” he said. “One of the things we always tell our students is that while we may be rivals in athletics, music is the common bond that we all share. This will be a fantastic event for our students to learn from Dr. Harrison and the other directors. It will also be a chance for our county to come together and enjoy a concert of wonderful music.”


Congratulations and best wishes for continued success to the honor band students from across Grant County and especially those from our IUSA member at Marion Community Schools.

This post was created thanks to a collaboration with Patricia Gibson, Director of Communications, Marion Community Schools.

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