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RIC Wind Ensemble invited to appear at band directors conference

The RIC Wind Ensemble has accepted an invitation to perform at the Eastern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) in West Chester, Penn., on March 12. The honor was extended based on a recording of the Wind Ensemble’s 2008-09 concerts submitted by Robert Franzblau, RIC director of bands and conductor of the Wind Ensemble.

Sixty RIC students will perform at the conference and the Wind Ensemble's program will feature several RIC faculty members as guest soloists and composers.

CBDNA is the largest organization among colleges and universities dedicated to musical excellence in the wind band medium. The Eastern Division includes over 250 members, and national and divisional conferences are held on alternate years.