University of Iowa News Release
Feb. 3, 2005
Local Student Will Attend Honor Band Weekend At University Of Iowa Feb. 19-20
Students from (hometown) are among 122 student musicians from 36 Iowa high schools selected to play in the 2005 Iowa Honor Band at the University of Iowa School of Music.
The Iowa Honor Band will present a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in Hancher Auditorium on the UI campus. The Sunday concert, under the direction of guest conductor Terry Austin, will conclude the students' participation in the annual Honor Band Weekend at the UI.
(Year in school, name(s), instrument(s), will represent (name of school) at the festival.)
During the Honor Band Weekend, students attend rehearsals of the Honor Band with the guest conductor and receive instruction on their instruments from UI School of Music wind and percussion faculty. They also attend a concert by the UI Symphony Band, the top wind ensemble at the UI School of Music, under UI Director of Bands Myron Welch. That concert, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Hancher Auditorium, is also free and open to the public.
Honor Band members are chosen by the staff of the UI Band Department on the basis of recommendations from their high school band directors, who are invited to nominate their best musicians.
For its Feb. 20 concert, the Honor Band will perform "Raise of the Son" by Rossano Galante; "A Perthshire Majesty" by Samuel Hazo' "Fantasia in G" by J.S. Bach, as arranged for band by Richard Franko Goldman and Robert L. Leist; "Revival March" by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Jim Worman; and "Fourth Angel" by Roland Barrett.
Austin is director of bands and professor of music at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he oversees all aspects of the band program and teaches courses in conducting, and music education. Under his direction the Virginia Commonwealth University Symphonic Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at numerous conferences including the American Bandmasters Association, MENC, the College Band Directors National Association and the Virginia Music Educators Association.
He is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, and is published in numerous professional journals. He is chair of the National Band Association/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest, a member of the Board of Directors of the John Philip Sousa Foundation and the National Band Association, and a past-president of the Virginia Music Educators Association. In addition, he is a member of the College Band Directors National Association and MENC: The National Association for Music Education.
He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association, included in Who's Who in Fine Arts Higher Education, a multiple recipient of Who's Who Among America's Teachers and the National Band Association Citation of Excellence. Austin has been designated as an Honorary Kentucky Colonel by Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton.
Austin founded and conducts the Greater Richmond Youth Wind Ensemble, which has received generous grants from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Richmond Memorial Foundation, and the Richmond Community Foundation.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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NOTE TO EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates that students from your community or readership area are members of the 2005 Iowa Honor Band. The participants are listed alphabetically by town and high school. The following information appears after the town and school names: Student's name, year in school and instrument played. Hometown listings are based on information provided by the students; editors are advised to check the listings for all towns in their area.
AMES: Ames High School - Max Choi, senior, clarinet
BLOOMFIELD: Davis County High School - Marnie Wilson, junior, saxophone
BURLINGTON: Burlington Community High School - Allison Francis, senior, horn; Hamilton Miller, junior, saxophone; Chris Roberts, senior, trumpet
CALAMUS: Calamus-Wheatland High School - Emily Elsner, junior, clarinet
CEDAR RAPIDS: Cedar Rapids Washington High School - Jacob Guelff, senior, tuba; Alex Pearson, sophomore, clarinet; Pam Schroeder, sophomore, trumpet; Spencer Walrath, sophomore, trombone
Jefferson High School - Holly Bly, senior, clarinet; Hannah Fehlberg, junior, oboe; Elyse Garlock, senior, euphonium; Elaine Nguyen, sophomore, flute; Heather Tyner, sophomore, clarinet; Zach Voll, sophomore, clarinet; Dan Winter, freshman, horn
Kennedy High School - Stacey Pettit, junior, flute; Nic Ryder, sophomore, tuba; Andrea Wacker, junior, flute
Linn-Mar High School - Kelsey Anderson, junior, flute; Ashley Atkinson, sophomore, clarinet; Ellen Black, freshman, clarinet
Marion High School - Steven Mehaffy, senior, tuba
Prairie High School - Ryan Foizey, senior, trumpet
CHARITON: Chariton High School - Alyssa Beatty, sophomore, flute; Eric Junkman, junior, bass; Sara Richardson, junior, trombone
CHARLES CITY: Charles City Senior High School - Kyle Huegel, senior, euphonium; Mychal Schweizer, senior, oboe
CLINTON: Clinton High School - Sarah Behrens, junior, horn; Samantha Calvert, junior, trombone; Andrew Green, junior, saxophone; Jennifer-Lee Hogan, senior, percussion; Benjamin Jansen, senior, clarinet; Kandice Kerr, junior, bassoon; Casey Turner, sophomore, tuba
CORALVILLE: West High School, Robbie Medd, freshman, trombone; Anna Pierson, freshman, horn
DAVENPORT: Davenport North High School - Brady Schlue, junior, trombone
Davenport West High School - Stacey Chant, senior, flute
DES MOINES: East High School - Courtney Bush, senior, flute; Kyle Gowin, senior, saxophone; David Rogers, junior, trumpet
Roosevelt High School - Liz Cooney, junior, clarinet
DIXON: Calamus-Wheatland High School - Sara Johnson, junior, flute
DUBUQUE: Dubuque Senior High School - David Anderson, senior, percussion; Scott Gratton, senior, trumpet; Jason Meyer, senior, clarinet; Claire Miller, sophomore, clarinet
DYERSVILLE: Beckman High School - Shane Connolly, sophomore, tuba; Benjamin Kurt, senior, saxophone
ELY: Prairie High School - Katie Lee, senior, clarinet; Melissa Szyperski, junior, clarinet
FLOYD: Charles City Senior High School - Andrew Marr, junior, trombone; Jane Vance, junior, clarinet
FOREST CITY: Forest City High School - Andrea Bartlett, junior, clarinet; Leighanna Rutt, junior, oboe; Nathan To, senior, clarinet
GRINNELL: Grinnell High School - Dorit Azoulay, senior, clarinet; Claire Chenette, senior, oboe; Will Cummins, junior, euphonium; John Cummins, junior, saxophone; Lacie Latcham, senior, clarinet; Shaina Nelson, sophomore, bassoon; Cleo Schneider, sophomore, horn; Helen Stuhr-Rommereim, senior, saxophone; Peter Sullivan, senior, saxophone
HOMESTEAD: Williamsburg High School - Jessie Uitermark, junior, flute
IOWA CITY: City High School - Rianna Cohen, junior, flute; Ben DiPardo, senior, saxophone; Elizabeth Ehly, senior, clarinet; Hannah Klauxner, junior, trombone; Anna Reisetter, junior, clarinet; Emi Sawada, sophomore, clarinet; Tiffany Schallau, junior, trumpet; Mark Tucker, junior, trumpet
West High School - Katie Wilson, junior, clarinet
LAKE MILLS: Lake Mills High School - LeAnn Dahn, senior, trombone
LELAND: Forest City High School - Jeremy Rollefson, freshman, clarinet
LEMARS: Remsen St. Mary's High School - Scott Loutsch, junior, trumpet
LUCAS: Chariton High School - Marylou Gibson, sophomore, horn
LYNNVILLE: Lynnville-Sully High School - Lydia Hocksema, senior, clarinet
MARION: Linn-Mar High School - John MacIntyre, euphonium; Austin Peiffer, junior, trombone; Collette Skoda, junior, clarinet; Erin Wagoner, senior, clarinet
Marion High School - Amber Howe, senior, clarinet; Anna LaFontant, junior, bassoon
MARSHALLTOWN: Marshalltown High School - John Carmichael, senior, tuba
MASON CITY: Mason City High School - Ashley Fewins, sophomore, clarinet; D.W. Hurd, senior, saxophone; Logan Shurtz, junior, percussion
MUSCATINE: Muscatine High School - Brian Kling, junior, horn; Miriam Pusateri, senior, oboe
NEW VIRGINIA: Interstate 35 High School - Ashley Shannon, junior, flute
NORTH LIBERTY: Clear Creek Amana High School - Thomas Peterson, junior, trumpet
PALO: Prairie High School - Brandon Galvin, senior, trumpet
PARKERSBURG: Aplington-Parkersburg High School - Bryant Voss, senior, tuba
SEARBORO: Lynnville-Sully High School - Katie Hughes, junior, percussion
SHELLSBURG: Marion High School - Jennifer Noe, junior, flute
SOLON: Prairie High School - Leeann Roberts, junior, saxophone
ST. CHARLES: Interstate 35 High School - Jessica Loos, junior, clarinet
SULLY: Lynnville-Sully High School - Kristal Terpstra, senior, euphonium
SWISHER: Prairie High School - Leslie Hyland, senior, oboe; Rachael Hyland, sophomore, flute; Christina Jordon, senior, percussion; Carly Loonan, senior, flute; Christine Slattery, senior, clarinet; Anne Slauson, senior, horn
TIPTON: Tipton High School - Katelyn McBride, junior, percussion; Laura Weaver, sophomore, tuba; A.J. Zaruba, senior, trumpet
TITONKA: Forest City High School - Scott Post, junior, trumpet
VINTON: Vinton-Shellsburg High School - Rachael Larkin, sophomore, trombone; Channing Merchant, junior, trumpet; Jenny Olson, senior, flute
WEST BURLINGTON: Burlington Community High School - Lauren Garcia, junior, flute
Norte Dame High School - Lyn Schneider, junior, clarinet
WHEATLAND: Calamus-Wheatland High School - Zach Jones, senior, trumpet; Kyle Mason, senior, bass
WILLIAMSBURG: Williamsburg High School - Heidi Welsh, sophomore, horn
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