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For nearly 30 years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst music program has invited talented high school band musicians from across New England and the Northeast to train together for a day and then perform at night, an event known as the Honor Band Festival. On Sunday at 7 p.m., you can hear these students perform during a free concert at the university’s Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
Belchertown artist Elizabeth Pols, a 1975 Smith College graduate, paints landscapes inspired by her time in Italy and Maine, using the techniques of classical Renaissance painting and light and color to give her work a touch of mystery. Her new show, “At Water’s Edge,” opens today at the Smith College Alumnae House Gallery.