February 03, 2012

Media Advisory -- Heartland Music Festival

Members of the media are welcome to cover an event drawing hundreds of high school students to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Saturday, Feb. 4.  The annual Heartland Honor Bands and Choir Festival culminates in a concert featuring the Heartland Honor Band and Choir, the SIU Carbondale Symphonic Band and the SIU Wind Ensemble.   The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium.  Band and choir directors and their students will be on campus beginning at 8:45 a.m.  For access to band and choir directors and students, contact Christopher Morehouse, director of bands and associate professor, (cmoreh@siu.edu or 618/453-2776 or 618/536-8742); or Susan Davenport (sgds@siu.edu or 618/453-5800 or 618/453-5810).

            Here is a list of participating high schools:

            Altamont Community High School

            Carbondale Community High School

            Carterville High School

            Christopher High School

            Effingham High School

            Goreville High School

            Harrisburg High School

            Herrin High School

            Johnston City High School

            Kelly High School (Benton, Mo.)

            Marion High School

            Mt. Vernon Township High School

            Murphysboro High School

            Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School

            Oblong High School

            Pinckneyville Community High School

            Plano High School

            Sesser Valier High School

            Shawnee High School

            South Central High School (Kinmundy)

            Waltonville High School

            Wesclin High School (Trenton)

            Windsor High School