The Winona State University Department of Music will host the 35th annual High School Honor Band Festival Nov. 2 and 3 in the Performing Arts Center.

This annual event brings together approximately 100 high school band musicians who represent 24 high schools throughout the region. The students begin rehearsals on Friday afternoon and continue through Saturday evening.

The festival will conclude with a Grande Finale Concert presented by the honor band and the WSU Symphonic Wind ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage of the PAC. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Donald Lovejoy.