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May 2, 2013Maryville, MO |  By: Benson

Northwest Hires Band Director

Northwest Missouri State University officials have announced the appointment of Kathryn Strickland as the Director of Athletic bands.

Strickland brings 12 years of experience teaching music in Louisiana Public Schools to Northwest Missouri while she completes her doctorate degree in Music Education at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Strickland conducted the Bengal Brass Pep Band and served as composer, arranger and conductor of the LSU Drumline. Strickland spearheaded changes and additions to the Louisiana all state percussion audition materials in addition to serving as a board member of the Louisiana Music Educators Association. During her tenure at Northwest, which will begin in August, Strickland will also serve as assistant professor of Percussion. Strickland is the third director of the Bearcat Marching Band in three years.