Release Date: February 21, 2008
Kennesaw State music majors selected for intercollegiate band
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—Eight Kennesaw State University music majors have been selected to participate in the College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Intercollegiate Band. They are Brandon Bell (saxophone) of Moultrie, Kerry Brunson (oboe) of Kennesaw; Melissa Harris (horn) of Gainesville; Robert Hays (trombone) of Kennesaw; Crystal Penland (trombone) of Kennesaw; Luke Rabun (horn) of Marietta; Nicole Rosten (flute) of Canton; and Theresa Stephens (clarinet) of Kennesaw.
“I feel great and excited about being selected to participate in the band,” said music education major Hays, who is one of several of students participating in the band for the first time. “I’m looking forward to playing with instrumentalists from different colleges and learning from different people.”
“Exposure to new teachers and repertoires will be a good experience,” said performance major Bell.
These KSU music students were chosen from approximately 120 students who auditioned for the select ensemble. The intercollegiate band will rehearse and perform at the division’s convention, which takes place Feb. 27-29 in Columbus, Ga.
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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.