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Feb. 20, 2007
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND TO PRESENT JOINT CONCERT WITH TAYLOR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND MARCH 6

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Concert Band will present a joint concert with the Taylor County High School Concert Band Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Conducting the University band will be Dr. David McCullough, director of bands, and Jennifer Tinnell, assistant director of bands.  The Taylor County High School Band will be conducted by Stephen Bishop, director, and Jennifer Grice, assistant director.

The CU band will perform three numbers:  “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst, “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre and “Fate of the Gods” by Steven Reinecke.  The TCHS band will perform Malcolm Arnold’s “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo; Llwyn Onn” by Rian Hogg and “Brighton Beach March”by William Latham.

Both of the TCHS directors have a close connection with Campbellsville University. Bishop is a 2004 graduate of CU, and Grice, in addition to her teaching duties at TCHS, is an adjunct professor of oboe at CU.  

“We value this opportunity to share a program with our colleagues at Taylor County High School,” McCullough said.  “It’s a great way for us directors and our students to stay in contact with what is happening at the high school level, and is, of course, a good way for the high school band members to get a perspective on our program here at the university,” he said. 

The 55-member TCHS Concert Band will perform this same program at the KMEA District IV Concert Band Festival March 15 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown. 

The CU Concert Band has a membership of 89 students, about half of whom are pursuing either a major or minor in music.  The other members represent a wide range of degree programs from nearly all of the university’s academic units.  Most of the members of the Concert Band are also members of the university’s two Pep Bands that play for Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball games during the spring semester, and were members of the 2006 Tiger Marching Band, as well. 

The public is encouraged to attend.  Additional information is available by calling the School of Music office at (270) 789-5237 or McCullough at (270) 789-5058.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.