Local students tour Japan with university band

Gail Anderson and Marie Brzezinski of Sycamore and Ashley Almquist of Hampshire toured Japan Feb. 21 through March 4 with the Augustana Symphonic Band of Augustana University.

The band performed four concerts while in Japan, and will perform a home concert at 8 p.m. March 15 in Augustana’s Centennial Hall in Rock Island.

While in Japan, the band performed concerts and participated in exchanges with other bands in Osaka and Tokyo.