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Southern University Marching Band Receives Ludwig Ultimate Instruments

Posted: Wed, Sep 20, 2018

Elkhart, IN—September 26, 2018 – With the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program, Southern University recieved their new Ludwig Ultimate Marching Instruments for the new season. The program provides access to discounted instrument purchases and leasing, Conn-Selmer Educational Clinicians, instrument inventory assessment, and scholarships for both students and directors to attend Conn-Selmer Institute - the preeminent annual event focused on advancing music education across the nation.

Kedric Taylor/Interim Director of Bands states, "I am very pleased! Ludwig percussion has added a unique dynamic to our band." and Lorenzo Hart/percussion instructor commenting, "They look and sound great! Our staff as well as the students are excited to be the newest members of the Ludwig family!" 

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From performing high-volume rhythm and blues, to playing flawless, show-stopping classics, from popular hip hop dance moves to precision drill steps, the Southern University Marching Band is without question a spectacular force. Redefining college band style, the SU band’s success is measured by excitement of its vast and diverse audiences. Look around during any band performance and the crowd is definitely tuned-in and captured by the powerful sound and talent of the co-ed musicians. Halftime performances find fans of all ages rocking to the beat of the drumline, or swaying to the familiar sound of a top-40 tune, and being mesmerized by the creative dance moves of the fast-stepping band members and dance team.

Dubbed the “Human Jukebox” years ago, the SU band has achieved legendary status as one of the nation’s top collegiate bands. Dedicated to the art of music through providing fresh and unique entertainment with a creative flare, the 215 member band enjoys a long list of awards and achievements and has a resume of appearances on local, national, and international stages.


About the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing exemplary programs, services and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe. This mission is accomplished through five main areas including the Educational Clinician Network, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program, the Music Administration Collaborative and the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program. Collectively we seek a world where every child has access and support to a quality music education. For more information, visit http://education.conn-selmer.com or contact us at, education@conn-selmer.com, or 574-523-0698.

About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer is the leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth. With a focus on quality craftsmanship,

innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities and is the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, and Yanagisawa saxophones. For more information on the complete line of instruments, services and support available contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit www.conn-selmer.com.


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