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OBU Well-Represented at OMEA

February 4, 2004

They performed under the baton of Col. Lowell Graham, recently retired conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. (currently Head, Music Department at the University of Texas, El Paso). Sixteen state universities were represented in the 95 piece Symphonic Band.

Four OBU students, Elise Anderson, Micah Stewart, Eric Mowery, and Annie Lewis, were selected as the principal players in their respective sections. Additional performers included Katie Cease, Michael Ware, Erin Parker, Laura Sewell, and Beth Weckel.

Faculty participants in the conference included Jim Hansford, James Vernon, Kristen Todd, Bonnie Sneed, and Darla Eshelman. Conchita Hansford conducted a performance of the Shawnee Honor Choir at Holy Family Cathedral.

The students come from Dale Elementary, Epperly Heights Elementary, Grove School, Harrah Middle School, Jefferson Elementary, Meeker Elementary, North Rock Creek, Sequoyah Elementary, Shawnee Middle School, South Rock Creek and Will Rogers Elementary, as well as from home schools.