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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 2010 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:

  • Laura Shestak – Sophomore - Crete
  • Alicia Smith – Post Graduate – Moberly, Mo.
  • Jane (Hazel) Henry – Senior - Auburn
  • Ashley Churchill – Freshman – Nebraska City
  • Jacob Acers – Sophomore - LaVista
  • Denton Martin – Senior – Tarkio, Mo.
  • Tristan Bassinger – Senior - Julian
  • Katie Nierman – Sophomore - Sterling

PSC Band Director Dr. Patrick Fortney said, “Having eight students selected for the Intercollegiate Honor Band is testament to the talent and hard work of the musicians at this 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 5 in the Kimball Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The concert is free and open to the public. The clinician for the event is Dr. Patrick Dunnigan, professor of music and director of bands at Florida State 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