November 11, 2019 / Vincennes University Department of Music hosting
southwest site of IBA All-District Honor Band
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Department of Music will
be the host for the southwest site of the Indiana Bandmasters
Association 2019 “All-District Honor Band” Nov. 23-24 at the
Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
Vincennes University is one of ten sites throughout the state that
will be hosting this event. The Vincennes site will feature student
musicians from sixteen area high schools, including Barr-Reeve,
Boonville, Forest Park, Heritage Hills, Loogootee, Mater Dei, Mount
Vernon, North Daviess, North Knox, Pike Central, Princeton Community,
South Knox, Southridge, Tecumseh, Terre Haute West Vigo, and
Washington. The 81-piece ensemble, under the direction of guest
conductor Myron Snuffin, will rehearse all day on Nov. 23 and part of
Nov. 24, then will present a concert on Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. EST in the
Skelton Theatre, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.
Admission to the performance is free, and the public is cordially
invited to attend. Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 24.
About Myron W. Snuffin
Snuffin is Director of Bands at Brownsburg East Middle School and
Middle School Performing Arts Chair for the Brownsburg Community
School Corporation. His Brownsburg Eighth Grade Band and Jazz Bands
have performed at the National Association of Middle Schools Annual
Conferences in 1999, 2004, and 2009. In addition, the Brownsburg
Community School Corporation has been named a “Best Community for
Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants
(NAMM). Snuffin received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from
the University of Evansville, and his Master of Science degree in
Music Education from Indiana State University, with additional
graduate work at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. He is a
member of the Indiana Music Education Association, National
Association of Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Phi Beta Mu
(International Band Directors’ Fraternity).
Snuffin was previously a zone representative on the Indiana State
School Music Association (ISSMA) State Board. He has served as
Secretary/Treasurer for the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA)
since 1997, and is the IBA Liaison to the Indiana Music Education
Association State Board. He has also served IBA as an All-Region
Honor Band Host and Guest Conductor, District II Representative, and
All-Region Honor Band Commission Chairman. He is currently the
President of the Alliance for Indiana Music Education.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
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