Four Keene State Students Will Play in New England Band
KEENE, N.H., 3/1/07 - Four Keene State College students have been awarded coveted spots in the 2007 New England Intercollegiate Band.
They will be among a very select 40 musicians from 17 colleges and universities throughout New England performing at the annual New England Intercollegiate Band Festival on Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. This year’s conductor will be Peter Loel Boonshaft of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The concert in Alden Memorial Hall (corner of West St. and Institute Rd. on the WPI campus) will be shared with the brass quintet Brass Venture. 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 2007 New England Intercollegiate Band:
Tyler Reed of Mystic, Connecticut, was chosen to play trumpet. He is a senior music performance major and performs in KSC’s Jazz Band, Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Brass Ensemble. A graduate of Fitch High School, he is the son of William A. and Pauline Reed.
Gayle Ravlin of Charlestown was selected to play flute. She is a junior majoring in music performance, is on the Dean’s List, and is a member of both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Music Educator’s National Conference, the national association for music education. A graduate of Fall Mountain Regional High School, she is the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Ravlin.
Nathan Shower of Merrimack was selected to play trumpet. He is a senior majoring in computer science and performs in the KSC Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Trumpet Ensemble. A graduate of Wolcott High School, he is the son of Vicky and Larry Shower.
Emilie Zucker of Charlestown was chosen to play flute and piccolo. She is a junior majoring in music performance. A graduate of Litchfield High School in Connecticut, she is the daughter of Gloria Snow and Richard Zucker.
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, contact Keene State College Band Director Jim Chesebrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-358-2193.