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Three Juniata Instrumental Groups Perform Concert

(Posted November 10, 2003)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Three instrumental performance groups -- the Percussion Ensemble, the Sinfonia String Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble -- will perform a concert of music uniquely suited to each group?s strengths at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14 in Rosenberger Auditorium in Oller Hall on the Juniata campus.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Juniata Percussion Ensemble will perform first, opening with ?African Welcome Piece,? by Michael Udow, followed by ?Scherzoid II,? by James L. Moore and ?Malaguena? by Ernesto Lecuona. Dawn Vitko, a senior from Johnstown, Pa. is featured on ?Malaguena.? Members of five local choirs and choral programs will participate in the ?African Welcome Piece.?

The Juniata Sinfonia will perform ?Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48,? By Peter Tchaikovsky. The second selection features the first time in decades that Juniata musicians have played a full-orchestra performance piece, ?Overture in B Flat,? by J.C. Bach.

The Juniata Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of big band, swing and be-bop standards, including Duke Ellington?s ?Satin Doll,? ?C-Jam Blues? and ?In a Mellow Tone,? as well as ?Respect,? by Otis Redding, ?Harlem Nocturne,? By Earle Hagen, ?In The Mood,? by Joe Garland and ?Well You Needn?t,? by Thelonious Monk.

Juniata students playing in the instrumental ensembles are as follows:
Percussion Ensemble

Jeff Anderson, a freshman from Upper Darby, Pa.; John Boyer, a sophomore from Belleville, Pa.; Brock Eastman a freshman from Huntingdon, Pa.; Chris Heaster, a junior from Mount Union, Pa.; Kevin Kasun, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; Tom Kimmel, a sophomore from Canfield, Ohio; Amanda Rushnock, a senior from Philipsburg, Pa.; Douglas Schunk, a senior from Altoona, Pa.; Jon Shirley, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M., and Dawn Vitko.
Bach Orchestra
Beth Ann Bono, flute, a junior from Greensburg, Pa.; Julia Gwin, flute, a sophomore from Denver, Colo.; Lori Scholl, oboe, a junior from Cheswick, Pa.; Kristen Robinson, oboe, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; Leslie Vogt, bassoon, a junior from Venice, Fla.; Nicole Beaver, horn, a junior from Lewistown, Pa.; Marsha Loth, horn, a sophomore from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Justin Edling, trumpet, a freshman from Hegins, Pa.; Renae Watkins, trumpet, a senior from Three Springs, Pa.; and Amanda Rushnock, tympani.
Juniata Sinfonia

Violin: Elizabeth Diesel, a junior from Somerset, Pa.; Laura Rodgers, a freshman from Williamsport, Pa.; Heidi Blasenak, a junior from Harrisburg, Pa.; Debbie Delaney, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md.; Leah Hammond, a sophomore from South Deerfield, Mass.; Susan Trainor, a sophomore from Piscataway, N.J.; Hannah Taylor, a sophomore from Norristown, Pa.; and Megan Holland, a freshman from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Viola: Megan Thro, a freshman from York, Pa.

Cello: Corrine Hamblet, a freshman from Westminster, Md.; and Sarah Bay, a sophomore from Harrisburg, Pa.
Jazz Ensemble
Alto sax: Jessica Diehl, a junior from Dysart; and Barry Long, a sophomore from Pottsville, Pa.

Tenor sax: Muhammad Jami, a sophomore from Montour, Pa.

Baritone sax: Steve Runyan, a junior from Bloomsburg, Pa.

Trumpet: Tucker Dietrich, a freshman from Spring Grove, Pa.; Justin Edling; Crystal Trinneer, a junior from Phillipsburg, N.J.; and Renae Watkins.

Trombone: Shannon Callahan, a sophomore from Woodbridge, N.J.; Chris Spiese, a senior from York, Pa.

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

Guitar: Nick Daddario, a sophomore from Yardley, Pa.; and Joshua Masland, a freshman from Sidney, N.Y.

Piano: Amanda Rushnock.

Bass: Nicolai Best, a freshman from Alexandria, Pa.; and Mark Stalczynski, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Drums and Percussion: Jeff Anderson, a freshman from Upper Darby, Pa.; Doug Schunk and Dawn Vitko.

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