The Quincy University School of Fine Arts and Communication will host the 3rd annual QU Honor Jazz Band Festival on April 28 at the Connie Niemann Center for Music at 17th & Seminary Road.

High school musicians were selected through a competitive process to participate in the event. Twenty students from area high schools will come together to participate in a jazz band and clinics.

The Quincy University Hawk Express Jazz Band will perform for the high school students at 2 p.m. The event will conclude with a concert at 5 p.m.

The Jazz Band is under the direction of Christine Damm, DMA, dean of the school of fine arts and communication. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Christine Damm at or 217-228-5432 ext. 3159.

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