WMU to host regional College Band Directors National Association conference

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
University Symphonic Band on a stage with members playing their instruments.

University Symphonic Band

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The University Symphonic Band will perform a free preview concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium in anticipation of the upcoming College Band Directors National Association North Central Division Conference. The event is free and open to the public.

Conference performances

Two WMU music ensembles will perform at the CBDNA conference Friday, Feb. 23, in Miller Auditorium. The WMU Concert Band, led by David Montgomery, will perform at 10:15 a.m., and the University Symphonic Band, led by Scott Boerma, will perform at 8:30 p.m.

CBDNA conference

The variety-packed program will feature recent works by Joan Tower, Roshanne Etezady and Kristin Kuster, as well as classics by Gustav Holst and Percy Grainger. Nine other collegiate ensembles from across the northern U.S. will perform, and all concerts are free and open to the public. Clinics are only for registered participants.

For more information about the concert, visit wmucbdna.com or call (269) 387-4667.

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