News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Holding Contest to Help Name the new Marching Band
(March 13, 2015) â€” The University of Saint Francis is offering an opportunity to help name the new USF Marching Band, which is set to debut in 2016. The university is launching the band to engage with the community through various events, and the “Name the USF Marching Band” contest is another way local residents can be part of it.
“This is an incredible opportunity for University of Saint Francis students as it will be the first collegiate marching band in the city of Fort Wayne,” said Band Director Dr. Steven Kandow “We’re excited to find out what creative ideas our community has for the new band’s name.”
The “Name the USF Marching Band” contest begins March 16 and ideas can be submitted at art.sf.edu/usfmarchingband. Entries will be accepted through April 13. USF students will choose the band’s name from a pool of the most popular names submitted. The new USF Marching Band name will be announced later in April.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.