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Release: Feb. 11, 2003

Local High School Students Perform In Honor Band At UI Feb. 16

Students from (hometown) are among 109 student musicians from 34 Iowa high schools selected to play in the 2003 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. 16 in Hancher Auditorium on the UI campus. The Sunday concert, under the direction of guest conductor Mark Camphouse, 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. The high-school band director is (name).

During the Honor Band Weekend, students attend rehearsals of the Honor Band with the guest conductor and receive instruction on their instruments. 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. 15, in Hancher Auditorium, is also free and open to the public.

Members of the high school Honor Band brass section will be featured playing with the UI Symphony Band on that concert, which will also include Camphouse's work "The Shining City," with the composer as narrator.

For its Feb. 16 concert, the Honor Band will perform the Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi, arranged for winds by Earl Slocum; a band arrangement of Pavel Chsenikov's "Salvation is Created"; Camphouse's "In Memoriam," which is based on "Salvation is Created"; Variations on a Korean Folk Song, a contemporary concert-band classic by John Barnes Chance; and "Clowns" by Philip Parker.

Camphouse has been director of bands at Radford (Va.) University since 1984. A native of Chicago, he was a serious composer in his teens, and the Colorado Philharmonic premiered his First Symphony when he only 17. He received his formal musical training at Northwestern University. His works for band have been performed in the United States and abroad and have been recorded on the Albany, Citadel and Summit labels.

Camphouse has served as guest conductor, lecturer and clinician in 38 states, Canada and Europe. He is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and serves as coordinator of the National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project. He has received Radford University's highest faculty honor, the Dedmon Award for Professorial Excellence, as well as the 2002 Outstanding Faculty Award of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, which recognizes faculty at the states colleges and universities for demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and public service.

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.

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 2003 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. The band director's name appears in parenthesis at the end of each school listing. Hometown listings are based on information provided by the students; editors are advised to check the listings for all towns in their area.

ALTOONA: Southeast Polk High School -- Anthony Lobaito, senior, percussion (Jacquelyn Maunier)
AMANA: Clear Creek Amana -- Joseph Petrzelkz, junior, clarinet (Thomas Franz)
AMES: Ames High School -- Jessica Balvanz, junior, clarinet; Sarah McClanahan, freshman, clarinet; Ben Nerdig, senior, clarinet; Scott Townsend, senior, euphonium; Andrea Vos, junior, clarinet (Homer Gartz)
BOONE: Boone High School -- Derrick Grimes, junior, tuba (Melissa Smith)
BRADFORD: Iowa Falls High School -- Heather Whisler, senior, clarinet (Mary Jean Nederhoff)
CEDAR RAPIDS: Cedar Rapids Washington -- Jeff Barnes, senior, flute (Jim Miller)
Kennedy High School -- David Neff, senior, euphonium; Kevin Owens, senior, trombone; Jennifer Tangeman, senior, flute & piccolo (James Jurgensen)
Linn-Mar High School -- Lauren Block, sophomore, clarinet; Matt Dickinson, junior, percussion; Lisa Steiner, senior, flute (Steve Colton)
Marion High School -- Tim Garrett, senior, percussion (Larry Bobe)
Prairie High School -- Abby Osborn, junior, trumpet; Amanda Snow, junior, clarinet (Craig Aune)
CHARLES CITY: Charles City High School -- Eric Kamm, senior, saxophone; Bryon Kwilasz, senior, trumpet; Chris Sande, junior, percussion; Mychal Schweizer, sophomore, oboe ; Stefanie Sutton, junior, clarinet; Nick Wiltgren, junior, saxophone (Jason Dobbs)
CORALVILLE: Iowa City West High School -- Dana Hartman, senior, clarinet; Allison Otto, sophomore, flute; Tom Yu, junior, clarinet (Robert Medd)
DAVENPORT: West High School -- Maggy Kelly, sophomore, oboe (Dennis Mott)
DES MOINES: Hoover High School -- Amanda Shirley, senior, saxophone (Elaine Menke)
Lincoln High School -- Matthew Andreini, senior, percussion; Meghan Courtney, senior, clarinet; Amanda Goepferich, senior, french horn; Sasha Sherod, senior, clarinet (Darin Bartachek)
Southeast Polk High School -- April Lewis, junior, clarinet (Jacquelyn Meunier)
DYERSVILLE: Western Dubuque High School -- Jennifer Heacock, senior, clarinet (Paula Welter)
ELY: Prairie High School -- Ted Meyer, senior, saxophone; Molly Meyer, sophomore, bassoon; Mellissa Szyperski, freshman, clarinet; Jon Trpkosh, senior, clarinet (Craig Aune)
ESTHERVILLE: Estherville Lincoln Central -- Mitch Edmondson, junior, clarinet (Laura Fix)
FAIRFAX: Prairie High School -- Ryan Zenisek, junior, trombone (Craig Aune)
FOREST CITY: Forest City High School -- Ben Creswell, junior, tuba; Jessica Finer, sophomore, clarinet; Leighanna Rutt, freshman, oboe; Nathan To, sophomore, clarinet (David Rutt)
GILMAN: East Marshall High School -- Lindsey Reyes, sophomore, flute & piccolo (Jessica Swanon)
GRINNELL: Grinnell High School -- John Cummins, freshman, alto & saxophone; Fiona Cummins, senior, flute; Samantha Newport, freshman, trumpet; Peter Sullivan, sophomore, saxophone (David Newport)
HOSPERS: MOC-FV High School -- Andrea Verdoorn, senior, percussion (Steve Connell)
HUMBOLDT: Humboldt High School -- Sarah Wickett, freshman, flute & piccolo (Robert Hoffmann)
INDEPENDENCE: Independence High School -- Andrea Jentz, senior, trombone; Jackie Shannon, senior, french horn (David Lang)
IOWA CITY: City High School -- Joshua Boehm, senior, trumpet; Rianna Cohen, freshman, flute; Elizabeth Ehly, sophomore, clarinet; Jennie Funk, junior, french horn; Allie Gnade, sophomore, french horn; Ryan Hall, junior, trumpet; Hanna Meyer, junior, clarinet; Kelly Sobaski, sophomore, bassoon; Katie Wiegert, senior, french horn (Steve Stickney)
Iowa City West High School -- Alex Dietz, junior, trombone; Meagan Gugliano, senior, trumpet; Margaret Hlebowitsh, freshman, flute; Phil Kim, junior, french horn; Grace Lee, sophomore, flute; Tara Meade, junior, flute; Jennifer Merickel, junior, oboe; Analisa Russo, junior, clarinet (Robert Medd)
IOWA FALLS: Iowa Falls High School -- Kristine Hoelscher, sophomore, trombone; Heather Youngblut, senior, flute (Mary Jean Nederhoff)
LUCAS: Chariton High School -- Ashley Noah, junior, flute & piccolo (Peter Drahozal)
MADRID: Boone High School -- Joseph Morphew, senior, tuba (Melissa Smith)
MARENGO: Williamsburg High School -- Jessica Koschmeder, senior, trumpet (Cormac Cannon)
MARION: Linn-Mar High School -- Jenny Denk, sophomore, clarinet; Jeff Duda, senior, trombone; Austin Peiffer, freshman, trombone; Ryne Van Horn, senior, flute & piccolo (Steve Colton)
Marion High School -- Eric Buh, senior, euphonium; Kristen Curtis, senior, clarinet; Cameron Thomas, junior, clarinet; Amelia Warner, junior, flute & piccolo; Sarah Whited, junior, trombone (Larry Bobe)
MASON CITY: Mason City High School -- Cassie Miller, senior, flute (Russ Kramer)
MIDDLE AMANA: Clear Creek Amana High School -- Grant Rozeboom, junior, trumpet (Thomas Franz)
NEW LIBERTY: Durant High School -- Ben Caes, senior, tuba (John Klopp)
NORTH LIBERTY: Clear Creek Amana High School -- John Saxton, senior, tuba (Thomas Franz)
NORTH LIBERTY: Iowa City West High School -- Mary Edwards, sophomore, trumpet; Jordan Metzger, junior, tuba (Robert Medd)
OSAGE: Osage High School -- Vanessa Boehmer, senior, clarinet; Audrey Norby, senior, percussion; Rebecca Ross, junior, clarinet (Jeffery Kirpatrick)
OTTUMWA: Ottumwa High School -- Kelsey Clubb, senior, trumpet; Andrea Pintar, senior, clarinet (Jane Triplett)
ROBINS: Kennedy High School -- Stefanie Irwin, senior, clarinet (James Jurgensen)
SOLON: Solon High School -- Erin Studt, junior, trombone (Desmond Cervantez)
SWISHER: Prairie High School -- Rachel Sippy, senior, percussion; Anne Slauson, sophomore, french horn (Craig Aune)
WAYLAND: Waco High School -- John Piper, senior, trombone; James Pusey, sophomore, trumpet (Thomas McNamar)
WHEATLAND: Calamus-Wheatland High School -- Zachary Jones, sophomore, trumpet (Nathan Rickard)
WILLIAMSBURG: Williamsburg High School -- Tracy Chapman, senior, clarinet; Andrew Folkmann, senior, trombone; Andrea Roberts, junior, clarinet (Cormac Cannon)
WINFIELD: Winfield-Mt. Union High School -- Tyler Phelps, junior, saxophone; Matt Thurman, junior, clarinet (Randy Oldfield)

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