The UA College of Fine Arts reports:
The University of Arizona "Pride of Arizona" Marching Band, directed by Professor Jay C. Rees, has received the prestigious honor of being selected by the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) as one of the top five marching bands in the country for the band's 2008 "Weather Report" field show.
This is the second time that the CBDNA competition has been held and marks the first year that the UA "Pride of Arizona" Marching Band has received the honor. A video performance of the band's "Weather Report" show will be featured in a special presentation at the annual CBDNA national conference on March 27 at the University of Texas in Austin.
The other four bands that won the competition are from the University of California Los Angeles, Colorado State University, Texas Christian University and Western Carolina University.
For more information about the UA "Pride of Arizona" Marching Band, visit http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/uabands/athletic/marchingband.php.