Band Director Invited to Speak at Annual Dinner

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dr. R. Tad Greig, Westminster College associate professor and director of bands, was the guest speaker at the Neshannock Marching Band's annual banquet March 2 in New Castle.

Greig's presentation to students, parents, and educators covered the significance of music in the schools; the relationship of academic excellence and music skills development; and the significance of community relationship and pride fostered through school marching bands.

Greig, who serves as chair of Westminster's Department of Music, joined the faculty in 1995.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Grove City College, master's degree from Youngstown State University, and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


Dr. R. Tad Greig