Six Tabor musicians named to KMEA band

Six Tabor College band members have been selected to participate in the 2008 Kansas Music Educator?s Association College Honor?s Band Concert in Wichita Feb. 29.

The honor?s band is selected from college and university bands from across the state.

Tabor will be represented by: Emily Dick, Kingman, clarinet; Meghann Eblen, Leavenworth, bassoon; Dustin Friesen, Amherst, N.Y., French horn; Luke Jost, Olathe, tuba; Andrew Toews, Hesston, trumpet; and Brandon Voth, Lynden, Wash., clarinet.

?It was my honor to recommend these students and support their selection,? said Richard Cantwell, chairman of the music department and concert band director.

?The band members were rated and selected based on sectional playing, solo playing, musicianship, grade in school and dependability.

?The band members selected will all represent Tabor extremely well and will perform at a very professional level,? he added. ?It is an honor to have so many students selected this year.?

The clinician working with the honor band is Paula Crider, professor emeritus at the University of Texas.

The concert begins at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, in the Century II Concert Hall. The performance is free to the public.

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