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Olivet College bands invited to perform in Paris

Olivet College's music bands have been invited to take their talents overseas in late December 2015 to early January 2016 to perform as part of La Grande Parade de Paris – Champs-Élysées. The group was scouted and selected from an exclusive list by Youth Music of the World to take part in the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade on France’s most famous boulevard.

To present the formal invitation, Robert Bone, president of Youth Music of the World, will make a trip to the Olivet College campus Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The Olivet College community – including President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., Provost and Dean Maria Davis, Ph.D., Director of Bands Jeremy Duby, and student band members – will be on hand to welcome Bone and other representatives from Youth Music at 9:30 a.m. in the Upton Conservatory band room (502 S. Main St., room 146). The public is welcome to attend.

“We are thrilled to be invited to partake in La Grande Parade de Paris,” said Duby, who plans to take about 40 Olivet College music students on the trip. “This is a prestigious honor for us and a tremendous opportunity for the students. The experience will be truly remarkable, as this is strictly an invitation-only event and we will be one of few bands from the United States to participate.”

For more information, contact Duby at jduby@olivetcollege.edu or (269)749-7158. For media inquiries, contact Molly Goaley, director of media relations and senior writer, at mgoaley@olivetcollege.edu or (269) 749-7141.

About the Olivet College Performing Arts Department

Students who pursue a major within the Performing Arts Department at Olivet College have the opportunity to study in an intimate environment with constant access to faculty, both in- and outside the classroom, as well as multiple opportunities to participate in a wide variety of ensembles, both instrumental and choral.

The Olivet College Performing Arts Department boasts 100 percent employment and graduate school acceptance rates for music education majors. Olivet graduates work as music educators across the United States, and have also pursued graduate study and performing arts careers across the world. For more information, visit olivetcollege.edu/department/performing-arts.

About Youth Music of the World

Youth Music of the World is a unique organization that creates and organizes Performance Travel programs to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and events.

The organization specializes in creating programs for North American high school and college musicians, with expertise extending to all performing arts, as performed by groups from all over the world. 

Youth Music of The World exclusively provides Performance Travel programs to the New Year’s Day Parade and Festival London, the London International Choral Festival, New Year in Rome and Frascati, the Cabalgata de Reyes in Madrid, the Edinburgh Easter Festival, Spring in Maastricht and the Paris and Chantilly Parade and Festival. For more information, visit youthmusic.org.

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