Marietta College students to perform at Honor Band Weekend

MARIETTA — Local students are among the seven at Marietta College who have been selected by the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association to perform in the Honor Concert Band and Honor Jazz Ensemble on Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s Honor Band Weekend will be hosted at Capital University Conservatory of Music. The concert begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and is free and open to the public.

Students representing Marietta College in the Honor Concert Band are Lauren Eakle of Whipple on alto saxophone, Alfonso Ramirez of Beverly on euphonium, Morgan White of Malta on trombone, Anqi Shi of Beijing on flute, Rongjia Tang of Beijing on clarinet and Kamryn Stanton of Pataskala, Ohio, on trumpet.

Representing the college in the Honor Jazz Ensemble is Logan Reynolds of Vincent on tenor saxophone.

“This is a great weekend for the college’s musicians,” said Marshall C. Kimball, director of bands at Marietta College. “It’s an opportunity to meet students from other campuses that share a love of music. It’s amazing what talented students can do in a short period of time to put on a thrilling concert after one and a half days of rehearsals. The bands will be conducted by five directors from member schools so it’s an educational experience in that way as well.”

The ensembles rehearse all day Saturday and break at 5 p.m. Returning to rehearsal areas at 9 a.m. Sunday, three more hours of rehearsal precedes the Honor Band Concert.

The association was founded in 1987 to support the work of band directors and students in private colleges around Ohio.