The Wartburg College Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform during the 2020 Iowa Bandmaster’s Conference at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 14.

“It is an honor to be chosen, a dream come true and a fantastic opportunity for the Wind Ensemble, its members and for the college,” Dr. Craig A. Hancock, professor of music and director of the Wind Ensemble, said. “Everyone knows the work and dedication it takes to get to this experience. It’s easy to tell someone how great Wartburg College is, it’s another thing to show them. We look forward to showcasing Wartburg students.”

Private Iowa colleges can apply every other year to perform during the conference. Only one school is selected biennially through a blind audition based on submitted recordings. The Wind Ensemble was last selected for the conference in 2000.

The band will play selections from its spring tour through the Midwest. The performance is free and open to the public. The IBA Conference is a yearly gathering of Iowa band directors from elementary to college-level ensembles.

The Wartburg College Wind Ensemble is an auditioned 58-member group made up of wind and percussion players. The ensemble has traveled the globe, including Carnegie Hall, London, Munich, Prague, Tokyo and Beijing

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