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CBDNA Marching Band

Nine Marching Bearcat Band members were selected to perform in the Intercollegiate Marching Band, organized by the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). Joining nearly 2,000 band students from more than 200 colleges and universities were: sophomore Brad Eston, tuba/baritone; junior Julian Castillo and Justin Walters ’21, bass drum; sophomore Rachel Tucker, trumpet; senior Zach Langa, alto saxophone; seniors Erika Axtell and Michelle Schrock, junior Victoria Aunger and sophomore Breanna Sampo, color guard.

While college marching bands were forced to the sidelines in 2020, the CBDNA Intercollegiate Marching Band kept the spirit alive by performing a special arrangement of Beyonce’s “End of Time” together virtually. The two-minute video premiered on Jan. 11, 2021, during halftime of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, shown in the stadium and online.