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You Too Can Be A Barrier Breaker

Clinic Synopsis:

Byrne’s Message – “You Too Can Be A Barrier Breaker!" is told through his story of including Patrick Henry Hughes and his dad in the marching band. Patrick is blind and bound to a wheelchair. This story has been featured in a wide variety of national publications and broadcasting media. Topics to be addressed: 1) Preparing yourself before the moment arrives 2) Mainstreaming 3) Embracing challenges as opportunities 4) Letting the program be larger than the individual.

Greg Byrne - Biographical Information

Greg Byrne serves as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Louisville. He recently premiered Fredrick Speck’s Night Moves for Marimba, Cello and Chamber Winds in Killarney, Ireland. He is a member of the Hidano –Byrne Percussion Duo, designed to promote new music with an educational mission endorsed by Vic Firth, Inc.

Byrne is a clinician for district and regional Honor Bands. He served as Director of the Kentuckiana Music Institute, National Vice-President for Professional Relations with Tau Beta Sigma and past President of the Collegiate Band Directors National Association, Kentucky Chapter. The University of Louisville Marching Band performs each year at the prestigious Kentucky Derby.

Byrne also serves as an advocate for disabled musicians. It is through this lens that he presents: You Too Can Be a Barrier Breaker!