Plans are now set for the 45th International Horn Symposiumbanquet. After a mass horn ensemble rehearsal, we'll be bused from the University of Memphis campus to AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis, where we will enjoy an all you can eat buffet from the Rendezvous, Memphis's best known barbecue restaurant.
After the first time through the buffet line, we'll perform the U.S. national anthem on the field for several thousand baseball fans before the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' AAA affiliate, take on the Tucson Padres. While performing is optional, everyone is welcome to take part, and we've got a great 6 part horn choir arrangement of the anthem. 25 or 30 players per part will be a lot of fun!
After performing, we'll make additional trips through the all you can eat buffet line, which will be available for another 1 1/2 hours, while enjoying the game from premium club level seats.
Buses will be available immediately after the game to take participants back to campus, or they may stay downtown and enjoy the sights and sounds of Beale Street, just two blocks away from the ballpark. Buses will again be available to return to campus at midnight from the corner of Main and Beale Streets.
For those wising to stay downtown, instruments may be checked at the ballpark and will be available in the instrument check room on Thursday morning.
Registration is now open for the 45th International Horn Symposium. Don't be left out; sign up today! Price for the banquet, which includes round trip transportation with the option of the night out on Beale St., a 2-1/2 hour all you can eat buffet from the Rendezvous, premium seats for the ballgame and a unique performance opportunity, is $50 per person.