Duquesne University Helps, Hosts St. Benedict the Moor Instrumental Band

Nearly 70 students, fourth- through eighth-graders, will make their Duquesne University campus debut at a special concert for family and friends tonight.

The concert is the culmination of a collaboration between Duquesne's Mary Pappert School of Music and St. Benedict the Moor School, with funding support from The Extra Mile Education Foundation.

For the past academic year, five Duquesne music education majors have been teaching and directing the instrumental music class at St. Benedict the Moor, preparing the students for their year-end concert.

Duquesne students have been teaching the students at St. Benedict the Moor for three years, but this is the first time the student band will perform on a college campus.

Before the concert, the St. Benedict students will be treated to a concert at the School of Music featuring a brass quintet, followed by a performance by their five student teachers. In addition, the grade schoolers will tour Duquesne's campus, do a dress rehearsal, have dinner together and then perform the concert. A reception will follow.

When:   Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.

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