Thursday, February 6, 2014

Heukeshoven to be featured soloist at MMEA conference

Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, Music Department, will perform on both flute and piccolo with the WSHS 9th-grade band on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Minneapolis Convention Center as part of the Minnesota Music Educators conference. The Winona freshman band, under the direction of Melody Snyder, auditioned and was selected to perform at this year’s conference last May. Dr. Heukeshoven will be performing “In a Gentle Rain” by Robert W. Smith on flute, followed by “Flight of the Bumble Bee” (Rimsky-Korsakoff/arr. Davis) on piccolo (800 notes in 1 minute, 15 seconds!).

A preview concert will be presented to Winona audiences on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Winona Senior High School Auditorium following the Concert and Symphonic Band’s annual Pork and Pops Concert at 2 p.m.

Additionally 12 students will attend the MMEA conference, both as performers in the intercollegiate honor band and as student attendees. The Music Department will also have an exhibit booth at the event.

For additional details contact Janet Heukeshoven at or Ext. 1675.