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UWS students compete at national tournament

William Collins of Iron River, Wis., and Casey Rasmussen of Superior, Wis., were among 13 University of Wisconsin-Superior students majoring in music who were chosen to take part in the Wisconsin National Band Association Collegiate Honor Band.

The UWS students participated in rehearsals and a concert Jan. 17 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., along with students from 15 other Wisconsin Universities. Conductors for the band included Dr. Pamela Bustos, associate professor and director of bands at UWS and other Wisconsin university band directors.

Collins, a music major, performed on trombone. Rasmussen, a music education major, performed on clarinet.

UWS’ Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is well known for preparing students for careers as music teachers and professional performers.