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NMK student selected for Percussion Convention

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Dan Reberger is a sophomore snare drummer for the Northview Marching Knights
Northview High School music student Dan Reberger was recently selected to take part in the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

Reberger -- a sophomore -- was one of 20 high school snare drummers throughout the nation to be accepted into the first round of solo competition, which will take place at the Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The competition began Thursday. If Reberger makes the top three, he will advance to the final round, set for today.

Northview assistant band director Rusty Bottomley said Reberger will compete on the snare drum.

"There will be clinics and performances from people all over the world," Bottomley said.

Reberger is also one of several Northview musicians who earned Indiana Band Association (IBA) All-District honors this year.

The All-District band will perform a concert Sunday, at 4 p.m., at the high school.

Other Northview musicians selected included Brian McCluskey (clarinet), Chelsea Pell (alto saxophone), Jacob Jenkins (alto sax), Emily Harden (tenor sax), Kyle Rice (baritone sax), Shea McCoy (trumpet), Taylor Hanson (trombone), Ryan Beasley (trombone), Natascha Bowles (baritone), and Joe Varvel (tuba).

Four Northview students also earned IBA All-Region Band honors this year.

The All-Region band will perform a concert at Cloverdale High School, Sunday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. Making the band from NHS were Joey Dierdorf (clarinet), Zene Colson (tenor sax), Leslie Ringo (clarinet), and Ethan Stearley (percussion).

Medworth added Northview Marching Knight staffer Brian Blume will compete in an International Percussion event in the Netherlands.

The percussion arranger for NMK also works at Center Grove and was one of 100 percussionists who sent recordings in for the competition.

A total of 30 were chosen for the event and all their expenses have been paid.

The top prize for the event is 15,000 Euros and a three-week concert tour in Europe, among other items.

The event, Medworth said, is a four-round competition, including nine solo pieces.

Medworth also released dates for the band program's Christmas Spectacular shows recently.

He said the band will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 18, along with a 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, show, which includes the second Holiday Dinner before and after the show.

As well, he said the band would take part in a Breakfast with Santa event at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18.



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