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Release: Sept. 26, 2002

800 Iowa Students Hear Special Preservation Hall Matinee Concert

Nearly 800 eastern Iowa school students and their teachers heard the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a special Sept. 23 matinee performance on Hancher Auditorium’s Stage Door educational series on the University of Iowa campus.

Students from schools in Iowa City, Coralville, Fairfield, Wellman, Cedar Rapids, West Liberty and Anamosa attended the event, performances by the leading proponents of original New Orleans jazz.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band kicked off Hancher’s 30th-anniversary season with a public concert Sunday afternoon.

Supporters of Hancher’s 2002-2003 educational programs include Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson, Alliant IES Industries Charitable Foundation, Hills Bank & Trust Company, DeMuth Family Foundation, M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Homer E. and Genevieve B. Dudley, the many friends of Homer E. Dudley, Phyllis Fleming, Richard V.M. and Janet Y. Corton, Bud Pearson Fund for Arts Education, supporters of the annual giving program known as the Hancher Circle, the Hancher Guild and West Music Company.

For information about Hancher’s education programs, contact Emily Hansen at (319) 335-0009. For UI arts information, visit on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact

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West Middle School, 100


Wright Elementary School, 51


Kate Wickham Elementary, 170

Kirkwood Elementary, 56

Northwest Junior High, 10


Fairfield Home Schoolers, 52


Shimek Elementary, 75

Lemme Elementary, 84

Sacred Heart Home School, 10

Longfellow Elementary, 100


Mid-Prairie Community Schools, 44


West Liberty High School, 26