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Jazz Band and Steel Drum Band to Tour South

Feb 26, 2010

The Ohio Northern University Jazz Band and Steel Drum Band will tour and conduct master classes during ONU’s spring break (March 1-6) with stops in Kentucky, Alabama and Louisiana.

The ONU bands will make stops at Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, Ky., and Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. In addition to the high school performances, the students will also offer training and teaching at the respective stops.

In New Orleans, the bands will perform at Holy Cross School for Boys, located in the ninth ward. This is the school where Dr. Sarah Waters, director and founder of the ONU Steel Drum Band, taught prior to Hurricane Katrina. Waters relocated to Ohio after the hurricane’s devastating aftermath.

Dr. David Kosmyna, ONU visiting professor of music, directs the ONU Jazz Band.