The UNI Panther Marching Band will spend fall 2014 preparing for a tour to London, England. On March 26, conductor and band director Danny Galyen formally accepted the invitation to perform at the London New Year’s Day Parade. Galyen appeared onstage in the Great Hall at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center along with the Lord Mayor of the City of Wesminster Councillor Duncan Sandys and Robert C. Bone, Executive Director of the London Parade Festival.
Professor of music Rebecca Burkhardt conducted the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra during their spring break performances in Brazil.
The University of Northern Iowa School of Music’s Wind Symphony traveled to northern Italy from March 8 through March 17. The group was invited to perform a series of six concerts throughout the region with concert sites in San Paolo d’Argon, Alzano Lombardo (Bergamo), Pontevico, Brescia, Costa Volpino and Arese (Milano). Concert venues included the PalaBrescia in Brescia, the Teatro Parrocchiale in Arese and the Basilica di San Martino in Alzano Lombardo.