The Belmont University Wind Ensemble was recently invited to perform at the Tennessee Music Educators Association State Conference in April 2011. A panel of music educators reviewed competitive submissions from high school and collegiate groups across Tennessee in July and made final selections for appearances at the conference. This is a significant event for the Wind Ensemble and the School of Music as it is the first juried performance invitation of this type made to the ensemble. The convention will take place April 6-9, 2011 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The concert is scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday, April 6 (time TBA) on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House. The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Barry Kraus, director of bands in the School of Music.