The University of Saint Francis is launching a marching band. The Fort Wayne school plans to debut the program in 2016 and eventually build toward 100 members within four years. November 10, 2014

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis will begin immediately to recruit students to form a USF Marching Band. The band will have one year to form and rehearse for their debut in the fall of 2016. The university's goal is to build a band of 100 members including a color guard within four years.

USF officials hope the new band will be instrumental in enhancing the spectator experience at sporting events. Talent awards up to $3,000 will be available to students who are accepted to join the band. Students interested in all university programs are invited to try out.

Musicians interested in joining the USF marching band are encouraged to reserve their spot in the talent audition by contacting 260.399.7700, ext. 8001. Admissions and financial aid information is available by calling (260) 399-8000, emailing, visiting, or by visiting the campus at 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

Source: The University of Saint Francis

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