The Grace University Band enjoyed a two-week May concert tour in China. More than 20 students and community musicians performed for more than 15,000 people during 11 concerts in four southern cities.
The main component of the trip is creating personal relationships with the Chinese people. During previous trips in 2007 and in 2010, strong relationships were built and the team has seen the impact of continuing these friendships. The Chinese people are very interested in talking with musicians at great length. Taiyuan, Pingyao, Changzhi, and Yuci do not attract tourists or business travelers, so Grace musicians are some of the few Americans people living there may ever encounter.