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Five Peru State students selected for Intercollegiate Honor Band

Free public concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at UNL's Kimball Recital Hall


(Peru, Neb.) Five Peru State College (PSC) students have been selected to be part of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Intercollegiate Honor Band.


Following two days of rehearsals, the Intercollegiate Honor Band will perform a free public concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Kimball Recital Hall. The event clinician is Dr. Joel Puckett of the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University.


Honor Band delegates were selected from private and public colleges and universities throughout the state. PSC’s delegates are listed below along with their year, major, hometown and instrument. 

  • Michael Casavant, a junior music education major from Lincoln - Tuba
  • Yusheng Li, a freshman music performance and business management major from Shenyang, China - Clarinet
  • Dan Perkins, a post graduate language arts education major from Atlantic, Iowa - Euphonium
  • Taylor Sirman, a junior history and music performance major from Chuluota, Fla. - French Horn
  • Michaela Wolverton, a junior music business marketing major from Crete - Trumpet

The college also had two students selected as alternates. They are:

  • Raeanna Carbaugh, a sophomore language arts education and music major from Plattsmouth - Bass Clarinet
  • Emily Engels, a freshman undeclared major from Beatrice - Tenor Saxophone

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


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