FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2012
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Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-7361ext. 6390
Glenville, WV—The Glenville State College Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble has been invited to perform at the 2012 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC) June 23-30 at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria. The group is one of about twenty collegiate ensembles from around the world that has been invited to this bi-annual conference which is the largest conference in the low brass discipline in the world.
“This is a major opportunity as this is a very prestigious invite and a wonderful performing and learning experience for our students. Our students and alumni have worked hard for over six years to get to this point. I am incredibly proud of them and for the opportunity to showcase Glenville State College on an international level,” said Lloyd Bone Jr., GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair.
This will be the third consecutive ITEC performance by the GSC Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. The group was also invited to the 2008 ITEC in Cincinnati, Ohio and 2010 ITEC in Tucson, Arizona.
The Glenville State College Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble is comprised of undergraduate Music Education majors and undergraduate Bachelor of Music majors. The ensemble has performed in a wide variety of brass chamber music concerts on the Glenville State College campus and around West Virginia. In addition to their performances at the ITEC, the group also was invited to the 2007 United States Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Washington, D.C. Bone is in his eighth year conducting the GSC ensemble.
Members of the GSC Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble who will be heading to the 2012 ITEC in Linz, Austria are: alumni Ryan Deems of Clarksburg, Harrison
County West Virginia, alumni Stephanie Sumner of Glenville, Gilmer County West Virginia, junior Jonathan Bailess of Edmond, Fayette County, West Virginia, alumni Travis Truax of Saint Marys, Pleasants County West Virginia, senior Chris Baber of Craigsville, Nicholas County West Virginia, junior Leon Hart of Parkersburg, Wood County West Virginia, sophomore Brittany Lott of Petersburg, Grant County West Virginia, sophomore Seth Stemple of Fairmont, Marion County West Virginia, sophomore Ethan Hacker of Exchange, Braxton County West Virginia, freshman Josh White of Waverly, Wood County West Virginia, freshman John Reid of Clear Creek, Raleigh County West Virginia, junior Brittany McGuire of Beckley, Raleigh County West Virginia, and sophomore Ryan Spangenberg of Madison, Ohio.
The GSC Fine Arts Department is undertaking a fundraising campaign to raise money to cover expenses for this wonderful opportunity for these GSC students. The department will be holding car washes, bake sales and concerts as part of their efforts. The GSC Fine Arts Department is asking for financial support from GSC alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, friends, and local residents. “The Glenville community has always been very gracious and helpful when we have had to fundraise for big trips and honors. Because of the massive distance of the trip, our need is great to cover all the expenses. Any help of any kind will be hugely appreciated,” said Bone.
Those wishing to help defray the cost for the ensemble may send donations to Sheri Skidmore, GSC Department of Fine Arts, 200 High Street, Glenville, West Virginia 26351.
To make a donation for the trip or for more information, contact Bone at Lloyd.Bone@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6341.