What's your favorite musical memory as a student in band or orchestra? Here's what our listeners had to say
Get tuned up for a musical school year as Classical KC honors music students and educators with a listener curated special. In part one, explore band and orchestral music. Hear music from Gustav Holst, Paul Hindemith, Frank Erickson, John Philip Sousa and more. Plus, 'Tubby the Tuba' might even make an appearance.
Magnificent performances by the Kansas City Symphony.
Featured Kansas City musicians and ensembles.
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Help us ring in the school year with music you found influential during your time as a music student by sharing your pick by August 2.