Hendrix College will host the Festival of Winds Honor Band for high school students on Saturday, May 4.

About 90 students from Arkansas and surrounding states will gather for a day of rehearsals and present a concert at 7:30 p.m. that evening in Staples Auditorium on the Hendrix campus.

Sharing the concert with the honor band will be the Little Rock Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Karen Fannin, associate professor of music at Hendrix. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Festival of Winds Honor Band is open to students in grades 9-12. Students who are interested in participating should be nominated by their band director or private teacher.

Nomination forms can be found at www.hendrix.edu/festivalofwinds. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 22.

The guest conductor for the 2013 Festival of Winds will be Dr. Tim Robblee. Dr. Robblee is the associate director of bands and conductor for the Institute for New Music at Northwestern University, where he conducts the Symphonic Band and Contemporary Music Ensemble, as well as teaching courses in conducting and music education.

Dr. Robblee holds a Ph.D. in music education and wind band conducting at the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in conducting from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash. He also spent a year at the Munich Hochschule für Musik pursuing graduate clarinet studies.

More information on the Festival of Winds can be found at www.hendrix.edu/festivalofwinds or by contacting Dr. Fannin at 501-450-1422.