IUP Community Music School is proud to announce that one of its students,
Kristina Andrei, has been selected to march in New York City with the Macy’s
Great American Marching Band in the 2017 Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
through a competitive audition process based on musical ability and past
achievements, Andrei will perform on the mellophone alongside nearly 300 other students
representing every state in the country.
band will be under the direction of Richard Good, director of bands at
Auburn University; Douglas Rosener, associate director of Bands at Auburn
University; and Ward Miller, Brass Caption head for the Blue Stars Drum and
Bugle Corps of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
interesting connection to IUP is that the late Jon Woods, retired director
of the Ohio State Marching Band and a native of Spangler, Pennsylvania, in Cambria
County, directed the Macy’s band from 2006 to 2009 and is a 1960 music education
graduate of IUP.
91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air locally on NBC
affiliates beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017.
is the daughter of Jim and Paula Andrei of Homer City and is a junior at
Homer-Center High School. She plays the mellophone in the marching band, French
Horn in the concert band, and bass drum as a member of the indoor percussion
ensemble. She is also active in the musical as a member of the orchestra and
has participated in both county and district band. In the IUP Community School
she has taken private lessons on piano, French Horn, and the mellophone.
more information about the IUP Community Music School, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the IUPCMS website.
IUP Community Music School is a program of the College of Fine Arts and
Department of Music. It is managed by the Lively Arts through its ArtsPath
IUPCMS is funded, in part, through a generous donation by Kay Smith and
support from S&T Bank and IUP Dining. Additional support for marketing is
provided by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through its Pennsylvania
Performing Arts program, managed locally by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts