Rachelle Huffman
  • Roscoe, IL

Roscoe's Rachelle Huffman to Perform at National Music Conference

2013 Mar 5

Rachelle Huffman, daughter of Roy and Karen Huffman, Roscoe, will perform March 21 at the 2013 National Conference of the College Band Directors National Association at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro as a member of the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble. Huffman, who plays horn in the ensemble, is a 2011 graduate of Hononegah Community High School.

"Performing at this national conference is an immense honor and each of these incredibly talented and hard-working musicians is going to surprise some people," said Andrew Mast, conductor of the 58-member wind ensemble. "I could not be more proud of the incredible work and dedication each student has put into this performance. We're all excited to represent Lawrence University to a national audience."

The Lawrence Wind Ensemble is one of only nine college ensembles performing at the conference. Selections for the 2013 national convention were based on submitted unedited audition tapes of live performances. The ensemble will tune up for their moment in the conference spotlight by performing twice along the way to North Carolina: March 19 at Worthington Kilbourne High School in Columbus, Ohio and March 20 at Athens High School in Raleigh, N.C.

About Lawrence University

Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 and the book "Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College." Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. Follow Lawrence on Facebook.