Released: August 4, 2011
Lincoln, Neb. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bands were named co-recipients with Eastern New Mexico University of the F. Lee Bowling Award for having the most participants in the National Intercollegiate Band (NIB).
"These students come from across the whole band program, and there were even a number of alternates representing other instruments," said Tony Falcone, Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Cornhusker Marching Band. "It's a testament to the quality instruction our students receive both in the studio and in ensemble rehearsal. Also, UNL's Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity deserves much credit and thanks for promoting the event and facilitating the recording of the audition CDs."
The NIB convened as part of the 2011 Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 17-19. The NIB performed a concert in the Pikes Peak Center on July 19. The NIB was conducted by Craig Kirchhoff, Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota, and gave the world premiere of the new work, "Repercussions" by featured composer Adam Gorb, who was also in residence.
NIB began more than a half century ago and is a service project for the fraternity and sorority. Musicians are selected by national audition.
The award is named for Bowling, Kapa Kappa Psi National President (Alpha Iota) from 1941-1947, who is regarded as the Founder of the NIB.
UNL Bands participants in NIB included Laura Pawlowski, bassoon, of Lincoln, Neb. (M.M.); Elektra Wrenholt, baritone saxophone, of Lincoln, Neb. (B.M.E.); Raul Barcenes, trumpet, of Lincoln, Neb. (D.M.A.); Renee Pflughaupt, clarinet of Seward, Neb. (B.A. Music); Austin Marks, tuba, of Sioux Falls, S.D. (B.M.); and Heath White, tuba, of Lincoln, Neb. (B.M.E.).
Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society.
Tau Beta Sigma provides exceptional service to collegiate bands and promotes equality and diversity, including empowering women in the band profession. For more information, visit www.kkpsi.org/nationalband.asp.