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2010.02.17 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble Members to Perform at Regional Conference

Omaha - Nine members of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in the College Band Directors Association North Central Professional Conference Intercollegiate Band.  The 2010 conference will take place Friday through Saturday, Feb. 25-27, at Illinois State University in Normal. 

The UNO students, all undergraduate music majors, will perform with other undergraduate music students from throughout the 10-state north central region.  The guest conductor is Myron Welch, director of bands emeritus at the University of Iowa.

Participating UNO student musicians and their instruments are:

Flute
- Christine Price and Marysa Vaughn

Oboe
- Mike Prucha

Clarinet
- Tyler Goudlock, Andrea Wilger and Season Cowley

Trumpet
- Rudy Semar

Trombone
- Jen Walcutt and Patrick Peters

James Saker, UNO director of bands, also will appear on the conference program as a guest conductor with the Illinois State University Wind Symphony.  He will conduct Robert McBride's "Sunday In Mexico" as a part of the conference's "Chosen Gems Session."

For additional information, contact Saker at (402) 554-3446 or jsaker@unomaha.edu.

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