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News Release

Eight Peru State Students Selected for

Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band


( Peru, Neb.) Eight Peru State College (PSC) students have been selected to participate in the 2009 Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Intercollegiate Honor Band, which features students from both private and public colleges and universities across Nebraska.


Those selected, along with their year and hometown, are listed below:

Michael Parde – Senior – DeWitt

Brandon Prater – Senior – Falls City

Megan Katz – Junior - Jansen

Kate Stajner – Sophomore - Lincoln

Alicia Smith – Post Graduate - Moberly, Mo.

Emily Crom – Freshman – Glenwood, Iowa

Mark Tackett – Junior - Glenwood, Iowa

Michael Tackett – Junior – Glenwood, Iowa


PSC Band Director Dr. Patrick Fortney said, “Having eight students selected for the Intercollegiate Honor Band is a record for our institution. We are proud of our students’ efforts and look forward to them having an opportunity to interact with students from other campuses and regions of the state.”


Following two days of rehearsals, the Honor Band will present a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6 in the Kimball Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. 
The clinician for the event is Dr. Erica Neidlinger, conductor of the wind symphony at DePaul University.


The Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band is held in conjunction with the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Convention. Information on the convention can be found online at