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The Colonels are marching again! EKU marching band resurrected from earlier budget axe

The Colonels are marching again. Thanks to $50,000 in scholarships for participating students and $20,000 from institutional sources and donors, one of Eastern Kentucky University’s greatest traditions – its marching band – has been resurrected. It had been announced earlier this year that, because of budget constraints, the Marching Colonels would be discontinued. “The faculty...

Nation’s second oldest music camp opens 79th season at EKU, welcomes over 600 kids

Students from across the country come to study at EKU’s Foster Music Camp. (Photo provided)   More than 600 young musicians from nine states have descended on the Eastern Kentucky University campus this summer for the nation’s second oldest music camp.   Founded in the midst of the Great Depression, the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camps, now in season 79, offer numerous options...