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CU School of Music to host annual Honors Band Clinic; McCullough to conduct concert Feb. 14

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University’s School of Music will be hosting its annual Honors Band clinic Feb. 13-14.

Over 170 of some of the best high school instrumentalists across Kentucky were nominated by their band directors to be selected to participate in this event, according to Jennifer Tinnell, director of bands/instructor in music.

Approximately 88 musicians were chosen to participate in the band and will spend Feb. 13-14 on campus rehearsing together and working with the guest conductor, Dr. David McCullough, to prepare for a final concert on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The public is invited to the concert that is free of charge.

Dr. David McCullough is professor of music and coordinator of brass studies and horn at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala.

McCullough was the first Campbellsville University Tiger Marching Band conductor and will be the clinician/conductor. He was the long-time director of bands at Campbellsville University (1991-2008). While at CU, McCullough founded and directed the Tiger Marching Band (1992-2004) and received numerous awards during his time at the university.

Along with welcoming McCullough back to campus, several alumni from Campbellsville University will be returning “home” as they bring their own high school band members back for the Honors Band Clinic.

Among the alumni returning are Curtis Ervin (Russell County Bands), Austin Gilliatt (Southwestern High School Bands), Tyler Fenwick (Metcalfe County Bands), Scotty Burns (Washington County Bands), Daniel Beams (Marion County Bands), Nathan Willoughby (Green County Bands), JD Ragland (Hart County Bands), Cameron Johnson (Campbellsville High School Bands), Ben Lay (Thomas Nelson High School Bands) and Stephen Bishop (Taylor County High School Bands).

Tinnell said, “The School of Music and University Bands are thrilled to have so many of our graduates back on campus as they continue to support CU by bringing their students to this exciting event.”

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region.  The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.