By Teri Johnson
Top instrumental music students in Washington County public schools will perform Friday, Jan. 31, at North Hagerstown High School.
The 1997 All-County Band Concert, which will feature three ensembles, begins at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Almost 300 students from the county's middle and high schools will participate.
Students are chosen by the recommendation of school band directors, says Susie Kunkle, music resource specialist for Washington County Schools.
High school concert band students audition for chair positions, Kunkle says.
The All-County Senior High School Jazz Ensemble will be led by guest conductor Chris Vadala, director of jazz studies at University of Maryland. Vadala's appearance is co-sponsored by Selmer Music Co.