De Soto musician to participate in Blanche Bryden Sunflower Music Festival

Recent De Soto High School graduate Katie McKeirnan is one of 15 young musicians participating in the 2011 Blanche Bryden Sunflower Music Festival Summer Institute at Washburn University in Topeka this weekend.

McKeirnan and her fellow musicians will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at White Concert Hall, in conjunction with the Sunflower Music Festival, which begins tomorrow, June 10, and runs until Saturday, June 18. During her time at DHS, McKiernan participated in several music festivals and was a student drum major of the DHS band.

The Blanche Bryden Sunflower Music Festival Summer Institute is dedicated to providing talented high school and collegiate musicians opportunities for advanced study and performance experience in chamber music with master teachers and performers.

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