Three South Dakota State University students performed in the Small Band Programs Intercollegiate Band Feb. 20-23 at Arizona State University. The band was part of the Collegiate Band Directors National Association’s national conference.
Playing were: Alyssa Anderson, Hartford; Elizabeth Pauli, Madison; and Emily Peirce, Elk Point. Anderson and Peirce play the clarinet while Pauli plays the trumpet. All three are majoring in music education.
They performed five pieces under the direction of Rodney Dorsey, who is a professor of music and director of bands at Indiana University Bloomington.
Students, who are nominated by their college band directors, are selected by the Small Band Programs Intercollegiate Band chair based on director recommendations. Students then audition for chair placement within the group at the conference.
The 2019 Small Band Programs Intercollegiate Band featured 92 students from 38 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada.
Pictured: South Dakota State students, from left, Peirce, Anderson and Pauli are joined by Rodney Dorsey, director of the Small Band Programs Intercollegiate Band.