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McMurry University Band to Perform at International Conference

By Floyd Miller

 

 

The McMurry University Wind Ensemble will perform next July at the World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, in Bologna, Italy. This ensemble was selected through a recorded audition process that included over 100 submissions from all over the world. The list of performing {{more}} groups includes seven American ensembles and only two bands as part of the international slate of performers. The McMurry Wind Ensemble is the only American band scheduled to perform at the conference—the other band is from Canada. The conference will feature performing groups from 16 different countries from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.The McMurry University band program has grown significantly in recent years, attracting outstanding musicians from across Texas and throughout the western United States. The McMurry Marching Band performed recently in exhibition at the UIL State Marching Championships, and the Wind Ensemble will tour the western United States this March, culminating with a guest performance on the Gala Concert of the Intercollegiate Wind Festival in Fresno, CA.

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