SYCAMORE – The Sycamore High School will be hosting a special performance by the Augustana College Symphonic Band on Saturday, February 20, at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium. Under direction of Dr. James Lambrecht, this visit is part of their annual tour taking place in the Midwest this year. Sycamore High School Band Director Ken Goodman comments, “We are honored to have this opportunity to host Augustana’s Symphonic Band! Not only is it an honor to have the band perform in our auditorium for the community, it is a great opportunity for our high school students to see how they can continue playing music when they are in college. We are excited to welcome Sycamore High School Band alumni that will be performing at this concert, and look forward for our current students to meet and learn from the Augustana Band members. I also wish to thank the Sycamore Music Boosters for their support in providing a meal for the college and high school band members.” Since its inception in 1874, the Augustana Symphonic Band performs music of the highest artistic quality written for the wind band. Since the early 1880’s, annual tours have taken the Symphonic Band into 32 states for appearances in a variety of settings, including Orchestra Hall in Chicago; Town Hall in New York City; numerous high schools, grade schools, and churches. The annual concert tours typically alternate between regional and national itineraries as well as international travel to the United Kingdom, Italy and most recently, Japan. The public is invited to this concert and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission cost but freewill donations will be accepted.