The Saint Mary’s University Concert Band will present “Shades of Blue” on Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. in the Page Theatre to celebrate national Music in our Schools Month.

The ensemble will perform a variety of works related to the theme of “blue,” either connected in title or another way. The concert will open with John Barnes Chance’s “Blue Lake Overture,” and the centerpiece composition will be Frank Ticheli’s “Blue Shades.” The performance will also include traditional American blues arrangements “Beale Street Blues” and “Salute to American Jazz.” Student conductor Rachel Prince will lead the band in Hazo’s beautiful “Blue and Green Music,” inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s painting of the same title.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 507-457-1715 (noon to 6 p.m. weekdays).

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