More than 300 college band directors from across the country will gather at ASU this week to talk about music, technology and research and to hear some of the best university concert bands in the country. The national conference of the College Band Directors National Association will feature 12 performances over four days, including ASU’s wind orchestra, which will perform under the direction of Gary Hill, who is retiring at the end of this semester.

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