Five BHSU student musicians join Intercollegiate Band in Sioux Falls

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, March 30, 2017/Categories: 2017

Black Hills State University students visit the Jacket Zone in Sioux Falls after performing with the South Dakota Intercollegiate Band, a group of the best instrumental music scholars in the state. Mallary Hoffmann, clarinet, psychology major from Brookings Elizabeth Luke, percussion, music education major from Sioux Falls Halley Shippy, clarinet, elementary and music education major from Colome Micah Pennel, percussion, music education major from Hill City David Martinson, clarinet professor at BHSU Sarah Rathert, flute, music education major from Rapid City Dr. David Berberick, director of bands at BHSU.

Student musicians at Black Hills State University were chosen to participate in the 2017 South Dakota Intercollegiate Band which performed recently at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls.

Dr. David Berberick, director of bands at BHSU, said the five BHSU students selected for the band represented the University amongst the best instrumental music scholars in the state.

"Our students experienced a high level of performance by being part of this honor band," said Berberick.

The students were led by guest conductor Elva Kaye Lance, director of bands at Mississippi State University. The program performance included selections from "Vigils Keep" by Julie Giroux and "Sound Off" by John Philip Sousa.

BHSU students who participated in the 2017 S.D. Intercollegiate Band included:
  • Sarah Rathert, flute, music education major from Rapid City
  • Halley Shippy, clarinet, elementary and music education major from Colome
  • Mallary Hoffmann, clarinet, psychology major from Brookings
  • Micah Pennel, percussion, music education major from Hill City
  • Elizabeth Luke, percussion, music education major from Sioux Falls
To learn more about the music program at BHSU visit www.BHSU.edu/music. The BHSU Music Department has several upcoming concerts open to the public see the Campus Calendar at www.BHSU.edu/events
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