Four band members from the class of 2016 were selected to play with the 2014 New England College Band Association Inter-Collegiate Band. Chris Hodges (oboe), Tommy Bianco (baritone sax), Mike Tomanelli (tuba) and Mike Gaudioso (percussion) traveled to Gordon College April 11-12 for rehearsals and a concert. This year’s guest conductor was Andrew Trachsel from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
“Four band members selected from SHU is the most ever in my tenure as director of bands,” said Keith Johnston. “It’s an honor to represent Sacred Heart University at this prestigious event.”
The New England College Band Association is made up of representatives from colleges and universities in the six-state region. It connects band directors and programs across New England while sponsoring annual band festivals at the collegiate level. Selection to the New England College Band Association Inter-Collegiate band provides students with the opportunity to perform with the finest college ensemble in the Northeast.