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Michael Thursby Named Director of 77 Lancers Marching Band

For more information about this news release contact Audra Nissen Boyer, director of community education at 507-387-5501.

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Michael Thursby

Mankato-Recently, the Mankato Area Public School Board named Michael Thursby director of 77 Lancers Marching Band.   Thursby also serves as director of athletic bands at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  He was a teacher and director of the competitive marching band at Grand Rapids, Minn. High School, which excelled and enjoyed a high level of competitive success during his tenure.

Michael Thursby has master's degrees in music education and percussion performance from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.  He also has a bachelor's degree in music education from University of Iowa, Iowa City.