Student musicians from Fresno Pacific University took part in the 2018 College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference March 21-24, at Sonoma State University. The conference provided an opportunity to hear nine outstanding ensembles, attend a varied panel of clinic sessions and two special sessions led by guest clinician Allan McMurray, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Colorado. More on the conference at

Photo: (back row, from left) Elaine Wilkinson, freshman music performance major, Mariposa; Lauren Nichols, junior music performance/studio art major, Clovis; Brett Peters, senior accounting major, Kingsburg; and Katie Isaac, junior environmental science major, Visalia. (Front row, from left) Regina Abad, junior music education major, Hanford; and Abrianna Gomez, sophomore music education major, Fresno. Nichols played principal flute in a conference ensemble, in which all FPU students performed.

The FPU Symphonic Band has also been accepted to perform at the National Band and Orchestra Festival in Carnegie Hall in April 2019. 



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations