Music majors selected for intercollegiate band

Eight Kennesaw State University music majors have been selected to participate in the College Band…

Georgia (Feb 21, 2008) — Music majors selected for intercollegiate band

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Kennesaw State music majors selected for intercollegiate band

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 21‚ 2008) — 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.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



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