Cory Dylan White, senior elementary education major and son of Dennis and Kristy White, was recently named drum major for the Murray State University Racer Band.
This will be White’s second year serving as drum major.
“One of my favorite things about the Racer Band is that I get to know so many new and diverse people; I have the privilege of representing Murray State and my hometown,” said White.
White, a graduate of Russellville High School, has been a member of the Racer Band for five years and served on the group’s leadership team for as both a section leader and drum major over the last four years.
White easily juggled many activities including working in several performing groups. He was also a brother in the Phi Mu Alpha fraternity.
“If had not joined Racer Band, I wouldn’t be as comfortable speaking in front of people. I wouldn’t be so open to diversity and new ideas,” said White.
Racer Band is the largest student organization at Murray State and includes students from all majors. Assistant Director of Bands John Fannin has reported recent growth in membership. In the fall of 2012, the group will perform an exhibition. “We expect a group of over 300 performers,” Fannin said.
The Racer Band was chosen to perform at the Bands of America’s Marching Band Grand National Championship Nov. 7-10.
The group will perform for 90 high school bands and thousands of spectators in the famous Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The performances will include a collection of Latin-inspired music and a collaborate performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” with the Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Carolinas Marching Band.
For more information about the Racer Band or Murray State University, contact John Fannin at (270) 809-6449 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
White encourages any student with musical experience to participate with the Racer Band.
“College is just a game; how you play the game determines if you graduate or not,” said White.