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McKENZIE (January 13, 2021) — Bethel University’s Renaissance Regiment announces that nine of its students performed with the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) …
McKENZIE (January 13, 2021) — Bethel University’s Renaissance Regiment announces that nine of its students performed with the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Intercollegiate Marching Band at the College Football National Championship Game on Jan. 11.
Nearly 1,500 nominated performers from 200 bands in 45 states and Puerto Rico worked together to produce a virtual college marching band show that premiered online and at the stadium during the championship game between Alabama and Ohio State.
Bethel University students featured were: Jose Garcia, Jackson (Trumpet); Tyasia Green, Medina (Color Guard); Tyler Hollins, Adamsville (Mellophone); Kiersten McCoy, Covington (Color Guard); Rodney McCurry, Ripley (Sousaphone); Aluria Parks, McKenzie (Alto Saxophone); Samaria Pendergrass, Jackson (Color Guard); Zack Roy, McKenzie, (Baritone) and Sarah Simonton, Lexington (Feature Twirler).
The College Football National Championship halftime show was an experience that senior nursing student from McKenzie, Aluria Parks, said she’ll never forget.
“Being a part of this performance fulfilled an opportunity to join many others in making music. Looking back on such a unique performance amidst a pandemic reminded me that with enough determination, flexibility and teamwork, amazing things can happen. From years of participation in Bethel University Renaissance, I have known this program to actualize the potential of those involved through fine arts, just as they have done with this opportunity.”
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