Thursday, February 16, 2012

SMU students perform at music educators clinic

Five SMU students will perform with the Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band. Back row, left: Tyler Ringiesen, Hans Heukeshoven, Matt Kotek. Front row: Mary Gerty, Katie Lieder.

WINONA, Minn. – Five select Concert Band members will represent Saint Mary's University in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Honor Band at this weekend's Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic.

The honor band is made up of "the best of the best" from colleges and universities all across the state. After rehearsals this week, the band will perform at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Also performing at the MMEA clinic are the Saint Mary's University Chamber Singers, the only choral group invited this year. The group will present a program at 5:15 p.m. Friday at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.

In addition, four SMU music majors are attending the MMEA clinic: Jessica Bouska, Katie Kosiek, Marilyn Yennie and Sara Kua.