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June 26, 2019

Blues and Rock Ensemble

The Blues and Rock Ensemble at Kutztown University will make you get out of your seat and dance - and applaud this award-winning group.

Blues and rock ensemble saxophone, trumpet, trombone players.

For two consecutive years, Kutztown University's Blues and Rock Ensemble has won DownBeat Magazine's Student Music Award.

Kutztown is the only institution of higher education in Pennsylvania to receive a 2019 Student Music Award and is one of four total Pennsylvania schools that won, the other three being middle schools across various categories.

The ensemble flourishes under the tutelage of Dr. Kevin Kjos.

"This award is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication our students put into this ensemble; it shows how far someone can go with a great attitude. We have a bunch of hard-working, salt-of-the-earth students here who find a way together to achieve great things. It's an honor to teach them," Kjos said.

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