CENTRE COLLEGE PERCUSSION STUDIO MEMBER BIOS
Raelynn Brown is a junior at Centre College. She will be majoring in Psychology and minoring in Music. She has been in choir since I was 10. She has enjoyed music a lot over the years and decided to join the percussion ensemble to expand her musical horizons. Also, she sings and plays a little piano.
Ashley Eklund is a junior History and English double major with plans to attend law school after graduation. She is from Elizabethtown, KY and the daughter of Dr. Brian Eklund and Wendy Eklund. She has never played any type of musical instrument before and is very excited for her adventure into the world of percussion.
Erika Voss is a senior music major. She has played flute since 8th grade and is enthusiastic about performing. She is looking forward to the new experience of playing percussion.
Hey, I’m Haley! I started messing around on the drums in high school with my amazing musician friends and fell in love with the unity of playing live music. One of my favorite things now is playing the washboard in the Kentucky Music Ensemble. I’m a junior English major, Creative Writing minor and hope to get my enter the publishing world after obtaining my editing certificate.
Sarah Palmer is a sophomore music major specializing in trumpet performance. She has played the trumpet for almost 10 years. She is in several ensembles including Centre Jazz, Brass, Orchestra and Trumpets, as well as taking part in Percussion Ensemble and playing Euphonium in Low Brass Ensemble. She has also performed with the local Advocate Brass Band and was recently in pit orchestra for Centre’s production of the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. In the fall she will be traveling to Strasbourg, France where she hopes to get lessons and make connections to maybe study there after her time at Centre.
PAST CCPS MEMBER
“My name is Luke Wetton, and I am a Sophomore from Russellville, KY. I am currently majoring in Philosophy, minoring in Mandarin Chinese, and will hopefully be attending Law School upon graduation. I enjoy music, camping, photography, and am an amateur artist.”
Kelsey Lownds is a Senior from Evergreen, Colorado and a Music and Psychology double major. She is planning on attending graduate school to get her Master’s in Music Therapy.
“Hi everyone! I am Kelly Bolton. I am from Lexington, KY and I am a junior, music major. I am a HUGE beginner to percussion. I have been playing piano, my first love, for about 13 years. I love singing and am fairly new to the guitar. I also love theatre! I am involved in the Kentucky Music Ensemble here at Centre, which is an ensemble that focuses on bluegrass music. I love it! I enjoy being around my friends and family, especially my dog, Reggie. She is a black pug. : )
I am hoping that in taking percussion, I can not only broaden my musical horizon, but also better understand how rhythm works.”
Seth Colgan is from Flemingsburg, KY and is a sophomore. He anticipates double majoring in English and International Studies. His interests include various sports, acceptably good music, and (of course) percussion.
“My name is Megan Sims. I am a junior from Georgetown, KY and am studying biology. I plan to attend grad school at UC Berkeley and become a paleontologist. My main interest is music- I love to sing and play the piano.”
“Hello, my name is Allie Barden. I am an international relations major with a history minor. I started taking requirements for the pre-nursing program this year and I am a senior. Last year I went to Vietnam and Cambodia for centre term and Strasbourg for the spring semester. I am from Fulton, Missouri but i have lived in Texas and Kentucky as well. I love to travel, babysit, and watch movies.”