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News Release

Seven PSC Students Selected for Intercollegiate Honor Band


(Peru, Neb.) Seven Peru State College (PSC) students recently participated in the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association (NSBA) Intercollegiate Honor Band in Lincoln. Students were carefully selected from private and public colleges and universities throughout the state.


PSC’s Honor Band delegates are listed below along with their year, instrument and hometown.

  • Jane (Hazel) Henry, Senior, Bb Clarinet – Auburn
  • Ashley Churchill, Sophomore, Bass Clarinet – Nebraska City
  • Katie Nierman, Junior, Trombone - Sterling
  • Jacob Buss, Sophomore, Trombone - Tecumseh
  • Raeanna Carbaugh, Freshman, Eb Contra – Thornton, Colo.
  • Dan Perkins, Post Graduate, Euphonium – Atlantic, Iowa
  • Alicia Smith, Post Graduate, Flute – Moberly, Mo.


PSC Band Director Dr. Patrick Fortney said, “The Peru State College students selected for the Intercollegiate Honor Band are among the most hard working and talented musicians in the state. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and look forward to hearing more from them in the years to come.”


Following two days of rehearsals, the Honor Band presented a concert in the Kimball Recital Hall at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


The clinician for the event was Joel Puckett, composer-in-residence for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. As part of his role there, Puckett will write works for all six of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and work with students in music theory and composition. The NSBA’s Intercollegiate Honor Band concert was the world premiere of his original composition Stolen, which was commissioned by the NSBA for their 50th Annual Convention.