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WVIK to broadcast 2013 IMEA Honors concerts

May  29, 2013

WVIK, Augustana Public Radio, will broadcast the 2013 Illinois Music Educators Association Honors concert featuring area high school students in band, orchestra and choir.

The first broadcast, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, will feature the band and chorus. The second, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, will feature the chorus and orchestra, ending with America the Beautiful, featuring the band, chorus and orchestra.

Recorded the week of Jan. 23, 2013, at the Peoria Civic Center, the concerts showcase 600 high school musicians. Students came from nine evenly divided state districts and had to win three auditions to make it into these top ensembles.

Students from the Quad-Cities area came from Rock Island High School, Geneseo High School, Moline High School, Rockridge High School, Galesburg High School and Quincy High School.

Performances include works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bach and Sousa.

Keri Rursch
Director of Public Relations
(309) 794-7721
kerirursch@augustana.edu