CSN Celebrates Success at CBDNA

By Briana Mercado


The College of Southern Nevada is proud to recognize the achievements of the students who participated in the recent College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference Intercollegiate Honor Band. This prestigious event provided an exceptional platform for college and university students to showcase their musical talents and collaborate with outstanding musicians from across the western United States and Canada.

The talented individuals representing CSN were Alec Russell on clarinet, Hayden Eighmy as principal alto saxophone, and William Auflik as principal tenor saxophone. Their exceptional performances added to the richness of the ensemble’s musical journey.

The CBDNA Western/Northwestern Intercollegiate Band is renowned for providing a unique opportunity for students to work under the guidance of notable conductors and alongside peers who share a passion for music. This event invites actively enrolled students from universities, colleges, and community colleges, allowing them to be nominated based on their talent and dedication as recommended by their directors.

This year’s ensemble was a testament to the diversity and talent across the western region, with students representing 21 different universities from Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. The participants ranged from undergraduate freshmen to graduate students, showcasing the depth of musical education and dedication to excellence in performance.

CSN is honored to have its students among this esteemed group of performers, highlighting the college’s commitment to nurturing musical talent and providing opportunities for artistic growth and collaboration.

The Program link for the event can be accessed to experience the incredible musical journey undertaken by these exceptional musicians. https://nevada.app.box.com/s/cimkqa4fr0e5bnbnz3eas4h4sker473y

The success of CSN’s students at the CBDNA Western/Northwestern Intercollegiate Band reflects the college’s dedication to excellence in music education and serves as an inspiration for aspiring musicians within the CSN community and beyond.

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