Seven band students from Ouachita Baptist University have been chosen to participate in the 2010 Arkansas Intercollegiate Band. They will perform for the Arkansas Music Educators Association meeting at the Hot Springs Convention Center on Feb. 18-19.
The seven students selected for the honor are Kelsey Bates, Deborah Caldwell, Paul Hill, Leah Jones, Andrew McCraw, Elyse Senteney and Ruthie Stoner. They are among 100 students from universities across the state who were recommended by their band directors and selected to represent their respective schools.
Among the participants from Ouachita:
According to Caldwell, “I am very thankful and excited for this opportunity to learn and play great music with other musicians from around the state.”
“I was actually pretty surprised when I got chosen, knowing that this band is compiled of players from every university in the state,” noted McCraw. “It is definitely a huge honor knowing I will be able to represent Ouachita in this ensemble.”
Ouachita Baptist University is a private Christian liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Ark. With an enrollment of almost 1,500 students from more than 30 states and 50 nations, Ouachita seeks to foster a love of God and a love of learning in a vibrant, Christ-centered learning community.
By Meg Gosser