The UNL Bands were named co-winners of the Lee Bowling Award. The award is presented to the band with the most participants in the National Intercollegiate Band. UNL tied with Eastern New Mexico University to earn the honor.
“These students come from across the whole band program, and there were even a number of alternates representing other instruments,” said Tony Falcone, associate director of bands and director of the Cornhusker Marching Band. “It's a testament to the quality instruction our students receive both in the studio and in ensemble rehearsal."
The National Intercollegiate Band convened as part of the 2011 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 17-19. It performed a concert in the Pikes Peak Center on July 19. The band was conducted by Craig Kirchhoff, director of bands at the University of Minnesota, and performed the world premiere, “Repercussions,” a new work by composer Adam Gorb, who was also in residence.
NIB began more than a half century ago and is a service project for the fraternity and sorority. Musicians are selected by national audition.
The award is named for Lee Bowling, Kappa Kappa Psi national president (Alpha Iota) from 1941-1947. Bowling is regarded as founder of the NIB.
UNL Bands participants included Laura Pawlowski, bassoon; Elektra Wrenholt, baritone saxophone; Raul Barcenes; Renee Pflughaupt, clarinet; Austin Marks, tuba; and Heath White, tuba.
Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society.
Tau Beta Sigma provides service to collegiate bands and promotes equality and diversity in the band profession.
- Kathe Andersen, Fine and Performing Arts
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