Band hosts several summer camps

Northwestern State University alumnus LeAndre Benton leads the Honors Wind Ensemble which practiced and performed at NSU this week. Benton was associate director of bands at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas, and will become an administrator this fall. The Honors Wind Ensemble is an invitational ensemble made of All-State musicians from around the region. The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band also hosted color guard, drum major/leadership, drumline, and percussion camps across campus. Interim Director of Bands Dan McDonald said the various camps are a valuable first step in recruiting future members of the Spirit of Northwestern.