Dalton resident part of festival

First Posted: 4/11/2012

Michael Hopkins, of Dalton, participated in Susquehanna University’s 20th Annual Honors Band Festival. The festival, which was held mid-February, hosts high school musicians from 74 high schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Connecticut.

The festival included the Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Band and Festival Band. A performance by Susquehanna’s Symphonic Band was conducted by Dr. Eric Hinton, director of bands; and guest conductor David Kish ’98, Ph.D., is the director of bands at Metropolitan State College.

Hopkins, a member of the Symphonic Band, plays the saxophone. A sophomore majoring in music performance at Susquehanna, he is a 2010 graduate of Abington Heights High School and the son of David and Leigh Hopkins.

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