Doane to Participate in NMEA Convention

Doane College will participate in the 2010 Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA) Convention. Each year, music groups vie for the prestigious honor of NMEA selection. The convention, which will take place in Lincoln Nov. 19 and 20, will include performances by Doane's Jazz Unlimited and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Jazz Unlimited, conducted by Kara Baxter, will perform at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Westbrook Music Building, Lincoln, Neb.  The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Jay Gilbert, will perform at 11 a.m. on Nov. 20 in the Kimball Recital Hall in Lincoln.

Also, Doane sophomore Jennifer Gerhardt will be playing a trumpet solo at the Collegiate MENC Showcase Recital, which will take place Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul Methodist Church in downtown Lincoln. The recital features selected soloists from Nebraska colleges.
All of the concerts are free and open to the public.

According to their Web site, the mission of NMEA is to foster life-long learning and active music making by all Nebraskans.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble


Sarah Pracht, Broken Bow

Tori Renken, Lincoln

Halie Smith, Albion

Katie Brauer, Utica


Crystal VanderZanden, Glendale, Ariz.

Emily Pracht, Broken Bow


Elizabeth Glynn, Plattsmouth

Bb Soprano Clarinet

Heather Torpin, Walton

Jacob Sherrow, Nebraska City

Danni Erdkamp, Exeter

Kylee Lilley, Palmyra

Amber Willard, North Platte

Andrea Myers, Lincoln

Kathryn Sherfey, Sidney

Britnie Lais, Lincoln

Bass Clarinet

Sarah Beasley-ST, Blair

Kendra Gardner, Arapahoe


Molly Schacher, Columbus

Maureen Beck, Wilber

Katie Manley, Grand Island

Alesha Siebe, Sidney

Bb Trumpet

Jen Gerhardt, Lee's Summit, Mo.

Hannah Pahre, Lincoln

Johnny Knoche, Lincoln

Jennifer Ebke-ST, Crete

Kirsten Jergensen-ST, Lincoln

French Horn

Kelsey Keep, Elm Creek

Megan Sanger, Olalla, Wash.

Justin Sons, Shenandoah, Iowa

Rachael Dillon, Elkhorn

Michelle Ness, Seward


Danielle Hardesty, Lincoln

Julie Couton, Wahoo

R.J. Jensen, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Greg Barnes, Elkhorn


Logan Williams, Lincoln

Caitlin Moore, Fairmont


Jacob Hoffman-ST, Bayard

Rebecca Wilson, Beatrice


Chandler Rickers, Beatrice

Daniel Good-Wednesday Class, Omaha

Bri McGuffey, Bellevue

Sam Eschliman, Lincoln

Ruby Calderon, Harvard

Jazz Unlimited


Anne Dutcher, Waukee, Iowa

Kathleen Dutcher, Waukee, Iowa

Kirsten Jergensen, Lincoln

Ashleigh Sons, Shenandoah, Iowa


Angeline Dai, Omaha

Sammie Ware, Lincoln

Jen Ebke, Crete

Deepa Prasad, Overland Park, Kan.

Molly Schacher, Columbus


Sam Eschliman, Lincoln

Trevor Bohlender, Lincoln

Derrik Castillo, Omaha

Judd Kirk, Dunlap, Iowa


Levi Gerlach, Plymouth

Jens Lehman, Lincoln

Jesse Koenig, De Witt


Bass - Sean Murphy, UNL

Piano - David von Kampen, UNL

Drums - Chandler Rickers, Beatrice

Sound Technician - Ross Jenkins, Adel, Iowa

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