IC Wind Ensemble recognized at 2017 John Phillip Sousa Band Festival

Ithaca College Wind Ensemble performing at Sousa Fest, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. March 12, 2017. (Photo: Victoria Boell ’17)

The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, under the baton of newly appointed Director of Bands Dr. Christopher Hughes, traveled to Washington D.C. on March 12th to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The concert was so well received that it garnered not one, but two standing ovations from the audience! The weekend, part of the John Philip Sousa Festival, also included a special visit with IC alum Colonel Arnald Gabriel (BM 50, MA 51) who shared many fun stories about Walter Beeler, Craig McHenry and the incredible Ithaca College School of Music history!


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