Mansfield Hosts the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival

MANSFIELD, PA— Student musicians from 25 universities and colleges from across Pennsylvania spent the weekend of February 23-25 at Mansfield University participating in the 71st annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival (ICB).

Mansfield Music majors Michael Carrasquillo, Chris Dolye, Megan Gullone, Brenna Hoffman, Anna Huber, Benjamin Kearns, Dylan Krall, Brooke Peterson, Mary Capilitan-Pulanco, Dan Rodrigues, Nathan Shedd, Elizabeth Stiadle, Ona Sutton, Mary Jane Warner, Joshua Westcott and Katherine Wheeler performed in the Festival.

Students are nominated by their respective band director and chosen to participate by a selection committee. They take part in two days of intensive rehearsals with the festival culminating with a public concert.

This year’s guest conductor was Mark Camphouse, noted conductor and composer who serves as director of Concert Bands and conductor of the Wind Symphony at George Mason University in Virginia.

The Festival was co-hosted by MU and Director of Bands Adam Brennan and Keystone College Director of Bands and Performance Music Jeffrey Tylutki, a 2004 Mansfield graduate.

“It has been a pleasure to host the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band for the fifth time in the organization’s history,” Brennan said.  “MU has hosted the ICB more than any other school in the state and is invested deeply in creating meaningful experiences for our students around the Commonwealth who participate in the group.”

Founded in 1948, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival is the longest continually running intercollegiate band festival in the U.S.

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