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Students selected to perform in state-wide music festival

Five Lycoming College students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival, one of the state’s oldest music events. The festival will be held at Elizabethtown College on March 4-6.

Each year more than 100 students from 30 colleges and universities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are nominated by their band director and chosen to participate by a selection committee. A nationally known guest conductor and a challenging program of music are selected.

Students representing Lycoming College include:
Coral Chiaretti, flute and piccolo
Andrea Burleigh, trombone
Harry-Claude Baum, euphonium
Christopher Morgan, trumpet
Genna Barr, bassoon

“Having five of our students selected from hundreds of entries is a tribute to their hard work and dedication,” said William Ciabattari, associate professor and music department chair at Lycoming College. “Working with so many elite performers will give the students an unparalleled experience.”

The Lycoming students will join the other collegiate musicians to rehearse for two days and perform in concert on Sunday, March 6. The performance is free and open to the public.

About the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band
Founded in 1948, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band is the oldest continually operating band of its kind in the United States. The festival is hosted by a different Pennsylvania university each year.

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