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Manchester students selected for band at national conference

Three Manchester University students have been selected to participate in the National Small College Intercollegiate Band sponsored by the College Band Director’s National Association (CBDNA).

The students selected are Daniel Cornett, clarinet, a junior music education major; Alexis Crawford, French horn, senior music education major; and Erika Renbarger, flute, senior biology-chemistry major. 

These students will participate in the event held at the University of Georgia on Feb. 15-18 at the CBDNA National Conference. They will be under the direction of the internationally recognized conductor, John Locke, director of bands (ret.), professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The National Small College Intercollegiate Band program provides students from band programs at smaller colleges, community colleges and historically black colleges and universities the opportunity to perform high-quality literature at the CBDNA National Conference under a renowned conductor.

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December 2022