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Manchester students perform with national Small College Intercollegiate Band

Three Manchester University students performed with the national Small College Intercollegiate Band sponsored by the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA).

The students 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 studied and performed during the CBDNA national conference held at the University of Georgia in February. They were under the direction of internationally recognized conductor John Locke, director of bands (ret.) and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

They also performed with soloists from the New York Philharmonic and internationally recognized composer John Mackey.

The Small College Intercollegiate Band program provides students from band programs at smaller colleges, community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and University the opportunity to perform high-quality literature at the national conference under a renowned conductor.

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February 2023