Posted on January 20, 2017 · Posted in Uncategorized

Last weekend, two students from the St. Laurence/Queen of Peace band participated in the 8th annual Saint Xavier University Honor Band. Senior Bogdan Laba and Queen of Peace freshman Emilia Flores performed with nearly 40 other students from Chicagoland to participate in the event. The two-day event took place at Saint Xavier University and included master classes from Saint Xavier music faculty, a short seminar about music participation in college and beyond, and a chance to sit in on a collegiate rehearsal. The Honor Band performed works from renown composers including Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst and Leonard Bernstein in a wonderful concert that was capped off with the postmodern composition, “The Machine Awakes” by Steven Bryant, where students performed with the Saint Xavier University Wind Ensemble.