Four Keene State Students Will Play in New England Band
KEENE, N.H. 3/1/05 - Four Keene State College students have been awarded coveted spots in the 2005 New England Intercollegiate Band.
They will be among 56 musicians from 17 colleges, universities, and conservatories throughout New England performing at the annual New England Intercollegiate Band Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. This year’s conductor will be Rodney Winther from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. The 7 p.m. concert in the Gordon Memorial Chapel will be shared with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony. The concert will be open to the public and tickets will be available at the door.
On the basis of their taped auditions, the following Keene State students were named members of the 2005 New England Intercollegiate Band:
Amanda Kosloski of West Harwich, Mass., was selected to play bassoon. She is a first-year student majoring in music performance. A graduate of Harwich High School, she is the daughter of Walter and Cindy Kosloski.
Tyler Reed of Mystic, Conn., was chosen to play trumpet. A sophomore music education major, he is a music scholarship student. A graduate of Fitch High School, he is the son of William A. and Pauline Reed.
Heather Topolski of Gardner, Mass., was selected to play piccolo and flute. A junior music education major, she is vice president of the KSC collegiate chapter of Music Educators National Conference. A graduate of Gardner High School, she is the daughter of Paul and Janet Topolski.
Emilie Zucker of Brattleboro, Vt., was chosen to play flute. She is a first-year student majoring in flute performance.
Keene State 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, director of bands, at 603-358-2182