Concordia Students Participate in NSBA Intercollegiate Band

Published by Hope Nelson 1 month ago on Wed, Mar 13, 2024 12:42 PM

Four members of Concordia’s Wind Symphony participated in the 2024 Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Convention held in Lincoln, Neb. on March 2. The annual NSBA convention brings together middle schools, high schools and colleges from across the state to partake in several days of music-making and other activities. The intercollegiate band takes place during this convention.  

Concordia’s student participants included:  

Bailey Bianco, freshman, Loveland, Colo., clarinet 

B.A. Music 

Karalynn Pingel, freshman, Janesville, Wis., flute 

B.Mus. K-12 Music Education, LTD  

Nathan Feusse, sophomore, Clearwater, Neb., horn 

B.S. Business Administration 

Abby Kandt, senior, Wake Forest, N.C., flute  

B.Mus. K-12 Music Education, LTD 

Members of the band are selected upon recommendation by their directors and selection by the chair of the NSBA. Students come from all affiliated schools, including the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, the University of Nebraska – Kearney, Doane University, Hastings College, Wayne State University, Midland University, and others.  

“We love to collaborate with other universities and enjoy hearing other players’ experiences from their universities,” said Professor Robert Cody, Concordia’s director of instrumental music.  

“I was blessed to lead the trumpet sectionals as a part of the rehearsal process and found great joy in meeting music majors from across the state,” Cody added.  

Each year, the NSBA recruits an out-of-state conductor to direct the intercollegiate ensemble. This year, Dr. William Lake, Jr., the director of bands at George Mason University, filled this role, rehearsing with the group for three days before leading them in their March 2 performance.  

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