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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 9, 2004

Local Student Will Attend Honor Band Weekend At UI Feb. 21-22

Students from (hometown) are among 100 student musicians from 31 Iowa high schools selected to play in the 2004 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. 22 in Hancher Auditorium on the UI campus. The Sunday concert, under the direction of guest conductor David A. Waybright, 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. 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. 21 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. 22 concert, the Honor Band will perform Morten Lauridson's "O Magnum Mysterium," "Dance of the Jesters" by Tchaikovsky, "The Florentiner" march by Julius Fucik, Howard Hanson's "Chorale and Alleluia" and "Danserye" by Renaissance composer Tilman Susato.

Waybright is director of bands at the University of Florida, where he is also the head of the conducting area. He directs the wind symphony and supervises the band program and the graduate and undergraduate conducting curricula. He is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician with wind bands, orchestras and choirs, and has appeared in that capacity in more than 30 states, throughout Europe and in Australia.

Waybright received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Marshall University and a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has taught at Wahama High School in Mason, W.V., served as director of bands at Ferrum College and Plymouth State College, and as director of bands and orchestra at McNeese State University.

Waybright is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association and a lifetime member of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles. He is also a member of the College Band Director's National Association, the Music Educators National Convention and the Florida Music Educators Association. Ensembles under his direction have performed invited concerts at conferences sponsored by all of those organizations.

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 2004 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.

AMES: Ames High School - Kristin Noack, senior, flute
BLOOMFIELD: Davis County High School - Victoria Newton, senior, clarinet
BURLINGTON: Burlington Community High School - Allison Francis, junior, horn; Josh Lamb, senior, percussion; Lindsey Leone, senior, clarinet; Derek Logas, senior, euphonium; Zack Rider, senior, trumpet; Chris Roberts, junior, trumpet; Kate Wiseman, senior, horn
CEDAR RAPIDS: Jefferson High School -Rebecca Hildebrand, freshman, flute; Elaine Nguyen, freshman, flute
Kennedy High School - Kevin Mollenhauer, sophomore, trombone; Stacey Pettit, sophomore, flute; Joel Rindfleisch, sophomore, trumpet; Andrea Wacker, sophomore, flute
Linn-Mar High School -- Lauren Block, junior, clarinet
Prairie High School -Emily Jones, senior, saxophone; Abby Osborn, senior, trumpet; Emily Osborn, sophomore, flute; Amanda Snow, senior, clarinet; Zach Willis, senior, euphonium
CHARITON: Chariton High School - Eric Junkman, sophomore, bass; Ben Mosbach, freshman, trumpet
CHARLES CITY: Charles City High School - Brittney Banks, senior, clarinet; Danni Daniel, sophomore, horn; Matthew Goodman, senior, percussion; Kyle Huegel, junior, euphonium; Chris Sande, senior, percussion; Mychal Schweizer, junior, oboe; Stefanie Sutton, senior, clarinet
CLEMONS: West Marshall High School - Trenton Langloss, junior, trombone
CORALVILLE: West High School - Jennifer Claeys, senior, clarinet; Grace Lee, senior, flute; Allison Otto, junior, flute; Tom Yu, senior, clarinet
DAVENPORT: Davenport West High School -- Emily Goebel, senior, clarinet; Emily Olson, senior, clarinet
DUBUQUE: Dubuque Senior High School -- Christine Merkes, senior, clarinet
DYERSVILLE: Beckman High School - Brian Deutmeyer, senior, trumpet; Nick Klaren, senior, trombone
ELY: Cedar Rapids Prairie High School - Molly Meyer, junior, bassoon; Melissa Szyperski, sophomore, clarinet
FOREST CITY: Forest City High School - Andrea Bartlett, sophomore, clarinet; Leighanna Rutt, sophomore, oboe; Nathan To, junior, clarinet
GRINNELL: Grinnell High School - Claire Chenette, junior, oboe; John Cummins, sophomore, saxophone; Lacie Latcham, junior, clarinet; Helen Stuhr-Rommereim, junior, saxophone
Lynnville-Sully High School - Anthony Ebert, senior, horn
HOMESTEAD: Williamsburg High School - Jessie Uitermark, sophomore, flute
HUMBOLDT: Humboldt High School -- Sarah Wickett, sophomore, flute
IOWA CITY: City High School - Jenny Baker, junior, flute; Will Carrillo, percussion; Rianna Cohen, sophomore, flute; Charissa Hamel, bassoon; Philip Pierick, junior, clarinet; Lucy Reese, sophomore, clarinet; Susannah Snider, senior, saxophone
West High School - Jared Foelsch, sophomore, trombone; Daniel Hegeman, sophomore, trumpet; Phil Kim, senior, horn; Erik Kleiber, percussion; Tara Meade, senior, flute; Jennifer Merickle, senior, oboe; Analisa Russo, senior, clarinet; Yoav Stramer, junior, trumpet; Braden Wilder, sophomore, tuba
LEMARS: Remsen St Mary's High School - Scott Loutsch, sophomore, trumpet
MARION: Linn-Mar High School - Jenny Denk, junior, clarinet; Chris Hicks, senior, horn; Nathan Miller, junior, tuba; Anthony Schons, senior, horn; Collette Skoda, sophomore, clarinet
Marion High School - Amber Howe, junior, clarinet; Anna LaFontant, sophomore, bassoon; Cameron Thomas, senior, clarinet; Amelia Warner, senior, flute
MARTENSDALE: Martensdale-St Mary's High School - Christen Sondag, senior, clarinet
MASON CITY: Mason City High School - Justin Burt, trumpet; Spencer Dunlap, trumpet; Ashley Fewins, freshman, clarinet; D.W. Hurd, saxophone: Steven Martin, senior, saxophone
MELBOURNE: West Marshall High School - Charlie Harned, senior, percussion
NORTH LIBERTY: Iowa City West High School - Jordan Metzger, senior, tuba
NORWALK: Martensdale-St Mary's High School - Adam McGee, senior, trumpet
OXFORD: Clear Creek-Amana High School - Lindsey Hesseltine, senior, saxophone
PARKERSBURG: Aplington-Parkersburg High School - Bryant Voss, junior, tuba
SCRANTON: Jefferson-Scranton High School - Laura Hupp, senior, clarinet
ST. CHARLES: Martensdale-St Mary's High School - Dustin Hagen, junior, trombone
STATE CENTER: West Marshall High School - Taramiah Duncan, senior, saxophone; Sarah Knott, sophomore, flute; Paul Lyall, freshman, clarinet
STORM LAKE: Storm Lake High School - Ben Wells, junior, percussion
SWISHER: Cedar Rapids Prairie High School - Samantha Meyer, sophomore, horn; Grace Sippy, sophomore, trombone; Anne Slauson, junior, horn
WEST BURLINGTON: Notre Dame High School - Lyn Schneider, sophomore, clarinet
WHEATLAND: Calamus-Wheatland High School - Zach Jones, junior, trumpet

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,