Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan to Hold Free Band Concert Jan. 21

January 13, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

The community is invited to attend a free concert Jan. 21 performed by participants in the Ohio Wesleyan University President’s High School Band Festival. (Photo courtesy of Larry Griffin)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Participants in the 53rd annual Ohio Wesleyan University President’s High School Band Festival will perform a free community concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

The performance by the talented high school students – invited from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and beyond – will be conducted by Ohio Wesleyan professor and renowned trumpeter Larry Griffin, D.M.A.

Before their evening performance, the students will participate in the daylong OWU President’s High School Band Festival, which provides learning and scholarship opportunities for high school musicians recommended by their music directors.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Music, its faculty, and upcoming concerts and recitals at

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at