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Juniata Wind Symphony to Stage Concert

(Posted April 11, 2005)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Wind Symphony will perform a variety of classical selections at its annual spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17 at Most Holy Trinity Church in Huntingdon.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert features a special performance of "Rondo" from C.M. Weber's "Bassoon Concerto" by Leslie Vogt, a senior from Venice Fla. and the winner of the college's first Wind Symphony Concerto Competition.

In addition, the ensemble will perform "A Movement for Rosa," composed by Mark Camphouse. The composition, which is a musical portrait of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, the seamstress who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus, will musically highlight Juniata's yearlong celebration of civil rights.

The Wind Symphony also will perform "The Beltway Jam," "O Magnum Mysterium," 'On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss," which honors a Pennsylvania gospel songwriter, and "Piano Concerto in G Minor," by Mendelssohn. The Mendelssohn piece, features piano soloist Katsuko Ochiai, who is retiring this year as Juniata's piano teacher.

The Juniata students who are members of the Wind Symphony are as follows:

Flutes: Beth Ann Bono, a senior from Greensburg, Pa.; Kelly Carnahan, a freshman from Latrobe, Pa.; Elizabeth Commander, a sophomore from Woodstock, Md.; Julia Elkind, a sophomore from Arlington, Va.; Kara Karstetter, a freshman from Lewistown, Pa.; Michelle Koos, a sophomore from North Huntingdon, Pa.; Rachel Kowalski, a senior from Laporte, Pa.; Jonilyn Longnecker, a sophomore from Brownstown, Pa.; and Allison Sweigart, a freshman from Reading, Pa.

Oboe: Lori Scholl, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn.

Bassoon: Leslie Vogt, a senior from Venice, Fla.

Clarinet: Melissa Bell, a senior from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Krista Creuzberger, a freshman from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Joseph Daft, a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Jason Hoover, a freshman from Wilmington, Del.; and Alyson Jacques, a freshman from Carlisle, Pa.

Bass Clarinet: Shane Fether, a sophomore from Williamsburg, Pa.; Nicholas Gabor, a freshman from Plum, Pa.; and Candi Hamilton, a junior from South Williamsport, Pa.
Contrabass Clarinet, String Bass: Carolyn Romako, a freshman from New Cumberland, Pa.

Alto Saxophone: Dwight Bard, a freshman from Warfordsburg, Pa.; Allison Estright, a freshman from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Andy Fornadel, a freshman from Columbia, Md.; and Eve McConnell, a sophomore from Ebensburg, Pa.

Tenor Saxophone: Craig Gaunt, a sophomore from Johnstown, Pa.

Baritone: Saxophone: Steve Runyan, a senior from Bloomsburg, Pa.

Horn: Lauren Chippetta, a senior from Huntingdon, Pa.; Joseph Houck, a freshman from Spruce Creek, Pa.; Jennifer Kendall, a freshman from Baltimore, Md.; Marsha Loth, a junior from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and Kimberly Reveley, a freshman from Ridgewood, N.J.

Trumpet: Marty Balaban, a freshman from Massena, N.Y.; Tucker Dietrich, a sophomore from Spring Grove, Pa.; Michael Madden, a freshman from McVeytown, Pa.; Noriko Sato, an international student from Yachiyo City, Japan; Aaron Shotts, a freshman from Everett, Pa.; Jason Strobl, a junior from Center Valley, Pa.; Crystal Trinneer, a senior from Phillipsburg, N.J.; and Bethany Weymer, a freshman from Strasburg, Pa.

Trombone: Shannon Callahan, a junior from Woodbridge, N.J.; James Nelson, a junior from Lanse, Pa.; and Eben Pendleton, a sophomore from Canaan, N.H.

Tuba: Alison Earnhart, a sophomore from Mercer, Pa.

Percussion: Brock Eastman, a sophomore from Huntingdon; Kevin Kasun, a junior from Altoona, Jennie Rinehimer, a freshman from Berwick, Pa.; and Jon Shirley, a senior from Albuquerque, N.M.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.