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USD Symphonic Band to Play at State Music Conference

Photo of symphonic band. The USD Symphonic Band will embark on a mini-tour Feb. 6-9.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Symphonic Band has been invited to perform before the South Dakota Bandmasters Association In-Service Conference on Feb. 9.

Attended by music educators from across the state, USD director of bands John LaCognata said the performance would serve as a valuable outreach and recruiting opportunity for the band and music department.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our band program to share our music and talents with band directors and students from across the state and region,” said LaCognata.

The Feb. 9 performance will take place at the SDSU Performing Arts Center, Larson Concert Hall in Brookings at 3:15 p.m. The band will also make several stops from Feb. 6-9, performing in high schools in Brandon, Brookings, Huron, Lennox, Mitchell, Sioux City and Sioux Falls.

Full tour information:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:30 pm - Perform a shared concert at Brandon Valley HS

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:00 am - Perform at Sioux City East HS
2:00 pm - Perform a shared concert at Lennox MS/HS
7:30 pm - Perform at O’Gorman HS

Thursday, February 8, 2018
8:45 am - Perform at Mitchell HS
1:50 pm - Perform at Huron HS

Friday, February 9, 2018
8:15 am - Perform at Brookings HS
3:15 pm - Perform at the SDBA In-Service Conference, Brookings SD


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News