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John M. Long School of Music sends 14 to Alabama Music Educators Association’s Alabama Intercollegiate Band

John M. Long School of Music students participate in the Alabama Intercollegiate Band.

John M. Long School of Music students participate in the Alabama Intercollegiate Band.

Troy University sent 14 musicians to perform with the Alabama Intercollegiate Band along with students from other universities including Auburn, Alabama and South Alabama. 

These performers were nominated by professors to perform with some of the most exceptional musicians in the entire state of Alabama. The attendees performed after just two days of rehearsals.

Theo Hornsby
Theo Hornsby

Among those who represented Troy University, Tyler Shumate and Theo Hornsby auditioned for and earned the highest ratings within the clarinet and trumpet sections. Another student from TROY, Aubrey Morrow, performed a solo at Friday night’s concert for the Alabama Intercollegiate Band. 

Due to this being the first intercollegiate band concert since the Covid pandemic, many of the participants would be performing with this band for the first time. This concert gave TROY students the opportunity to network and work with several clinicians across the state. 

Tyler Shumate
Tyler Shumate

“They are excellent musicians, well trained and disciplined, and they pick up and learn new music quickly. They are leaders in the Troy University Band Program as well as leaders among the state’s collegiate musicians,” said Dr. Mark Walker, the Director of Bands at Troy University. 

This event is one of many that the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA) hosts that TROY students have participated in.

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