Saturday, November 7, 2009

Exeter-Milligan students honored for musical talents

Several Exeter-Milligan students have been honored recently for their musical talents.

Mariah Ruhl, a junior, was chosen to be a member of Nebraska's All-State Chorus. She will attend a clinic sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Assocation as well as a concert. She will sing Alto 1. Rehersals will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 -20 at UNL and the concert, open to the public will be held on the 20th at the Leid Center.
Mariah Ruhl

Exeter-Milligan Band students were also honored.

The 16th annual Fall Festival of Winds brought about 125 high school musicians to Doane College on October 31st.

The students participated in a all-day workshop and performed a free 4:00 p.m. concert in Heckman Auditorium, Communications Center.

The students represented 42 Nebraska schools and were selected by audition for the Festival Band and Honor Band. Guest conductor of the Festival Band this year is Linda Donohue, a retired teacher with 40 years of teaching experience.

The Honor Band will perform under the direction of guest conductor, Dr. Larry R. Bloecher, professor of music, director of the School of Music at Troy University.

Doane's Dr. Jay Gilbert, professor of music, will direct the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and David von Kampen, first-year masters student at UNL, will direct the Doane College Jazz Ensemble.

Students from Exeter-Milligan participating in the Festival Band are:

Flute - Amanda Dinneen

Alto Saxophone - Kelsey Moore

Euphonium/Baritone - Tyler Manning

Tuba - Jalen Mason

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