NSU to Sponsor Young Performers Day


The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band will sponsor a Young Performers Day in conjunction with the home football opener against Lamar Saturday, Sept. 16.

The event is open to high school and middle school band members from all instrument areas as well as drum majors, color guard, rifle, twirlers and dance. Participants will rehearse with the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band and perform at halftime of the NSU-Lamar football game. They will receive lunch along with a commemorative t-shirt.

The cost is $40. The registration deadline is Sept. 8. For more information, e-mail NSU Director of Bands Dr. Jeffrey Mathews at mathewsj@nsula.edu or call (318) 357-4522. The Spirit of Northwestern State Marching Band was named one of the top eight in the country by a college-oriented website.

The 300-plus member band has performed at the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin, Ireland and the New Year’s Day Festival and Parade in London. The band was a finalist for the Sudler Trophy, an award to identify and recognize collegiate marching bands of particular excellence that have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life. For more information, go to capa.nsula.edu/music/spirit-of-northwestern.