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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

February 15, 2018

School of the Ozarks student Jenna Carey makes All-District Concert Band

S of O student Jenna Carey, School of the Ozarks senior, makes All-District Concert Band.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — School of the Ozarks senior Jenna Carey was selected for The Missouri Bandmasters Association All-District Concert Band, which is comprised of outstanding musicians from the South Central District of Missouri. The band performed the concert in January at Southwest Baptist University.

Last fall, 700 students auditioned before an expert judge for his or her instrument. Out of these students, 200 were selected. Carey and other participants were given college-level musical exercises to prepare for the audition.

The sponsoring organization is The Missouri Bandmasters Association, which sponsors an All-District Band in each of the 13 districts around Missouri.

Carey is a clarinetist and plays tenor saxophone in the S of O Concert Band. She has performed with the College of the Ozarks Concert Band for three years and was invited to perform with the Southwest Baptist University Honors Band earlier this year.

Carey plans to attend the College of the Ozarks next year and major in music.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


02.15.2018 – Lauren Presley



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