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Five Students Perform with 2010 Indiana Intercollegiate Honor Band

January 25, 2010

Student Musicians Jan 2010.jpgJanuary 25, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Five DePauw University student musicians --- Alexandra Andrejevich (horn), Katherine Blakey (clarinet), Orlando Ramirez (trombone), Danielle Rush (bass clarinet), and Nicole Starke (flute) -- participated as members of the select 2010 Indiana Intercollegiate Honor Band. This distinguished ensemble was made up of university and college music students from around the state. (photo, l-r: Rush, Starke, Ramirez, Andrejevich and Blakey)

College band directors are invited to nominate up to 10 students who they feel would qualify for this premiere ensemble, which convenes every two years. Through a selection process, students are chosen to participate in two days of rehearsals, leading to a concert performance, which took place during the 2010 Indiana Music Educators Association state convention in Indianapolis, January 21-23.

"These five students represent the best of DePauw University and the School of Music", says Craig Paré, conductor of the DePauw University Band and the faculty member who nominated the students. "The experience of working side-by-side with peers from virtually every Indiana university and college is a unique and valuable opportunity. Alex, Katie, Orlando, Danielle, and Nickie distinguish themselves through their strong musicianship, their desire to perform, and the quality of their Student Musicians Jan 2010-2.jpgwork in the DePauw University Band. I was proud to witness their work in rehearsals through to the final concert. They were excellent representatives of the School of Music."

The clinician for this year's Intercollegiate Band was Frank Wickes, director of bands at Louisiana State University (pictured at right with Rush, Andrejevich and Blakey). The ensemble is sponsored by the Indiana College Band Directors Association, a state affiliate of the College Band Directors National Association.

The DePauw University School of Music, one of the oldest in the nation, is celebrating its 125th season.  Learn more here.

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