APPLETON - An area college musical group has received a national honor.
The Lawrence University Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2013 National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association's National Conference, the school announced. The conference is set for March 20-23, 2013 in Greensboro, N.C.
Lawrence's wind ensemble is one of nine ensembles set to perform at the convention. An ensemble from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is also set to perform. Selections were based on submitted unedited audition recordings of live performances.
"This is a huge honor for the ensemble, one that reflects the high performance standards of the students and faculty at Lawrence," director Andrew Mast said.
The wind ensemble is the third major ensemble in Lawrence's conservatory of music chosen for a national conference performance in the past five years, joining Cantala women's choir (2011) and the Lawrence Concert Choir (2009), both of which were invited to the American Choral Directors' Association national convention in Chicago and Oklahoma City, respectively.
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