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Troy symphonic band to play at music educators’ conference


The Troy Middle School symphonic band has been selected to perform Jan. 27 for state elementary, high school and university music teachers at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria this month.

The Illinois Music Educators Association, consisting of more than 3,500 members, sponsors the conference, which offers breakout sessions for continuing education, research presentations, networking and performances.

The Troy conductors are William Goetz and Jennifer Carlton. School bands that perform at the conference are selected by the strength of their submitted recordings and documented sustained musical excellence over time.