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KSC Students Play in New England Band

KEENE, N.H. 3/7/02 - Professor Douglas Nelson, director of bands at Keene State College, recently announced that 11 KSC students have been accepted into the 2002 New England Intercollegiate Band. Two other Keene State students were named as alternates.

There will be 77 members in the band from 18 colleges and universities in New England performing at the annual New England Intercollegiate Band Festival on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. This year’s conductor will be Professor Dennis Glocke from Penn State University.

Based on taped auditions, the following Keene State students were named members of the 2002 New England Intercollegiate Band:

Leah Kisselbrack of Chester, Conn., Katrina Gatti from Old Saybrook, Conn., and Carrie Knight of Buxton, Maine, were selected for flute. Jessica LaRocque of Swanton, Vt., and Ashley Crawford of Mystic, Conn., were chosen as flute alternates. There were 15 students who auditioned for the flute section.

Sarah Kelly of Groveton was chosen as principal chair in clarinet. Nicole Connolly of Suffield, Conn., was selected for bass clarinet.

Lauren Drown of Northwood was picked for alto saxophone. Kathryn Phelan of North Andover, Mass., was chosen to play baritone saxophone.

Hilary Pitha of Dalton, Mass., and Renée Hatch of Bennington, Vt., were selected for trumpet.

Mike Seckla from Lyme, Conn., was named principal chair for tuba.

Steven Giannuzzi of Keene was chosen for percussion.

Keene State College has hosted the New England Intercollegiate Band Festival twice in the past, most recently in 1997. For further information about this year’s festival, call Professor Douglas Nelson at 603-358-2182.

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