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01/14/2016

Music Students Invited to Perform in 2016 S.C. Collegiate Honors Band

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 The band will perform at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 in Byrnes Auditorium. Tickets are free.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — About 100 accomplished musicians are selected each year for the South Carolina Collegiate Honors Band through a competitive audition process.

In a true testament to the talented student musicians in Winthrop University’s Department of Music, approximately 10 percent of the 2016 S.C. Collegiate Honors Band will be made up of Winthrop students.

Winthrop University will also host the annual honors band concert on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. in Byrnes Auditorium.

The Winthrop students who have been selected to participate are:

* Aaron Keith - senior clarinet performance major from Cheraw, South Carolina
* Emily Eakes - graduate music education student from Clover
* Colton Nelson - graduate saxophone performance student from Laurens
* Noah Bruening - sophomore music education major from Sumter
* Robert Clark - graduate music education student from Elgin
* Kyle Bruenning - graduate percussion performance student from Anderson
* Jennifer Hotz - graduate percussion performance student from Naperville, Illinois
* Veronica Weygandt - sophomore percussion performance major from Spartanburg

The program will feature newer selections, such as "One Life Beautiful" by Julie Giroux, "Magnolia Star" by Steve Danyew" and "The Ringmaster's March" by John Mackey.

Eugene Corporon, conductor of wind symphony and a Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas, will be the guest clinician.

Tickets to the event are free.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.


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