Symphonic Wind Ensemble Invited To Perform At Conference

STATESBORO, Ga. – Feb. 17, 2014 — Georgia Southern University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the biennial Joint Southern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the National Band Association (NBA) on Feb. 27 – March 1 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. The three-day event includes concerts, clinics and meetings for collegiate and public school level band directors and conductors from an 11-state area.

The Ensemble will perform on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. in the Lazzara Performance Hall. The Ensemble’s audition recording was one of seven selected through a peer review of live concert recordings of 24 collegiate student and faculty ensembles from the Southern Division of the CBDNA.   

“This is the first time that the Symphonic Wind Ensemble has been chosen to perform at a CBDNA conference event, and it is a real honor to be selected from such a large pool of schools who auditioned,” said Robert Dunham, D.M.A., conductor of the ensemble. “I’m very, very proud of the musical accomplishments the Ensemble has made, and this is a truly excellent opportunity for us to showcase the fine student musicians we have at Georgia Southern. Our students are exceedingly passionate about making music and dedicated to giving first class performances, and we are very excited to have the opportunity to share our passion for performance at this prestigious event!”

The College Band Directors National Association is among the main professional organizations that a majority of college band directors and conductors have membership in and includes members from all over the world. The National Band Association is a broader professional organization whose membership also includes public school band directors and conductors.  For the past 10 years, the CBDNA and NBA have been hosting joint regional conferences that allow collegiate and public school band conductors and their students to better interact with one another and attend clinics and concerts in the same venue.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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