Eleven excellent musicians from the Batavia High School and seven from the middle school auditioned for and were chosen to perform in this year’s Land of Grant Honor Band.
The Land of Grant Honor Band is a four-county honors band that performs a special community concert at the beginning of every school year. The band is designed to celebrate as well as represent the most talented student musicians in Adams, Brown, Clermont, and Highland counties.
Founded in 1974 by then Batavia superintendent Charles Nau, the Land of Grant Honor Band was originally developed for the 1976 bicentennial celebration.
“It was initially a 100-piece honor band comprised of students and adults,” Nau said. “It is now a student honor band. I have been amazed year after year that the concept idea and the concerts have worked out so well and have thrived for more than 30 years.”