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12/18/2008

Winthrop Student Musicians Selected for S.C. Collegiate Honor Band weekend Jan. 22-24

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 Ten music students will participate in the 11th annual S.C. Collegiate Honor Band weekend.
 Winthrop has participated in the Honor Band weekend all 11 years.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Ten Department of Music students have been chosen to participate at the 11th annual S.C. Collegiate Honor Band weekend to be held on Winthrop’s campus Jan. 22-24, 2009. The students were selected through competitive auditions involving band students from 14 colleges and universities throughout the state.

Student participants will include: Jesse Revenig, flute (graduate flute performance student, Lexington); Kenneth Evans, oboe (graduate M.A.T. music student, Columbia); Lashara Gordon, bass/contrabass clarinet (senior instrumental music education major), Jake Mitchell, trumpet (sophomore instrumental music education major), Benjamin Hingle, tuba (graduate tuba performance student), and Kyle Merck, percussion (senior percussion performance major), all of Rock Hill; Ren Patel, bassoon (sophomore instrumental music education major, Gaffney); Patrick Blair, baritone saxophone (junior instrumental music education major, Spartanburg); Patrick Box, trombone (graduate music education student, Martinez, Ga.); and Marnie Reyes, piano (graduate piano performance student, Manila, Philippines).

The students will perform a live audition Jan. 22, where they will be ranked among collegiate performers statewide on their individual instruments.

Winthrop has participated in the annual Honor Band weekend for 11 years, according to Assistant Professor of Music Lorrie Crochet, associate director of bands. She said that the university’s student musicians were “selected based on previous recognition and awards earned and their musical talent and skills.”

“The Winthrop University Department of Music has a reputation of the highest quality and is recognized among our peers for that reputation,” Crochet added.

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