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November 13, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU graduate leads Canfield Community Concert Band

Eric Bable, a 2010 Slippery Rock University music education graduate, has been named conductor of the Canfield [Ohio] Community Concert Band.

The band is an all-age, volunteer group of musicians who share their musical talent with the Youngstown/Mahoning Valley community. The group performs throughout the year, including holiday concerts, community events and the Canfield Music in the Park Program.

Bable, a middle school music teacher in Crestview Local Schools, in Columbiana, Ohio, and assistant director of the high school marching band, earned his master of music degree in conducting/euphonium performance at Youngstown State University.

He previously served as director of bands and choirs at McDonald schools, and assistant band director at Columbiana and Leetonia schools, all in Ohio.

An active chamber musician, Bable became the first euphonium player to win the Dana Young Artist Concerto/Aria Competition at YSU last February.

Bable has been heard on NPR Radio (WQED) in Pittsburgh as a member of the SRU tuba-euphonium quartet.

The band rehearses at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in the Canfield High School Band Room.

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