Ten SNU Instrumentalists Selected for Honor Band

BETHANY, OK (February 14, 2013) - Ten of SNU instrumentalists were selected for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band who preformed at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association conference in Tulsa in late January.

The Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band is a band comprised of collegiate musicians from around the state of Oklahoma. Undergrad and graduate students may attend the Honor Band with a recommendation from their director and must then audition for a place in the limited number of chairs within their instrument. Once members are chosen and assigned they begin rehearsing their pieces for the performance they have been chosen to take part in.

"I'm very proud of the level of our instrumentalists at SNU. It is evident when we compete with other universities around the state. The Intercollegiate Honor Band consists of many graduate students as well, so our undergraduates are displaying extraordinary achievement. This event also gives them a broader network of associates that will be of benefit to their professional careers," said Dr. Phil Moore.

The ten SNU students to be chosen were Kylee Bowman - flute, Brooke Hunt - flute, Dillan Francis -clarinet, Robert Daigle - clarinet, Erin Hicks - clarinet, Aimee Lege - clarinet, Cameron Taylor - saxophone, Cindy Benton - horn, Andrew Sharp - trombone, and Patrick Sanford - tuba. Sophomore Andrew Sharp also gained the honor of being first chair within the trombone section by placing first in the on-site audition.

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