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Six Muskingum College musicians chosen to perform in honors band

FEBRUARY 5, 2004 - Six members of the Muskingum College Wind & Percussion Ensemble (WPE) have been named to the 2004 Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association's (OPCICA) Honor Band. They are Stephanie Bear '04, Rich Wood '05, Jamie Krise '05, Doug Jones '05, Ashley Lamp Paul' 05, and Kaitlin McCurdy '07.

Nominations for the Honors Band are submitted by conductors at each of the member institutions and those nominations are evaluated by both the president and president-elect of OPICA. This year, only 98 of the approximately 160 nominees were selected. Bear, a geology major from Hilliard, Ohio, is the bass clarinetist with the WPE. This will be her second appearance with the OPCICA Honor Band.

Jones was the principal euphoniumist with the WPE for two years and is now the principal trombonist. He is also sings bass with the college's Concert Choir.

Krise is the assistant principal flutist with the WPE and is also the undergraduate assistant to its conductor, Dr. William Schlacks.

Lamp Paul is co-principal of the WPE's clarinet section. Wood, a music major from Philo, is co-principal of the WPE's percussion section.

McCurdy is the co-principal of the WPE's trumpet section.

OPCICA was founded in 1987 by Muskingum College Professor of Music Dr. William Schlacks to foster communication and resource sharing between the instrumental departments, divisions and conservatories of 20 private colleges in Ohio.