Madeline Kidwell

Madeline Kidwell is a sophomore Vocal Music Education major. She plays clarinet in the Stampede of Sound and Symphonic Band. She is first Soprano in UCO’s Cantilena, women’s choir.

Madeline is from Edmond Oklahoma and attended Edmond Santa Fe. She started clarinet in 6th. In high school she was in color guard, concert band and choir. In Madeline’s free time she enjoys working, spending time with her two sisters, mom and dad, her cats, and her friends. She hopes to someday be an Elementary Music teacher. 

Taylor Etheridge

Taylor Etheridge is a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education. Taylor plays saxophone in the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble 2, and the Dixieland combo.

Taylor is from Lubbock, Texas and attended Coronado High School, and graduated in May 2013. In high school Taylor participated in marching band, wind ensemble, and jazz band.

Taylor became a member of the Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity in Spring of 2014, as well as becoming a member of Alpha Lambda Delta in Spring 2014.

Taylor is currently studying clarinet under Dr. Lindblade, and is also studying saxophone under Mr. Brian Gorrell.

My name is Lauren Plett. I grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma where I attended Edmond Memorial High School. I was in Band all four years of High School. During those years I had the privilege of playing in CODA band three times. My senior year I auditioned for a music scholarship at UCO and received one.

Being able to play music in college has been one of my greatest joys. Everyone is always so friendly and inviting. The clarinet section here is fantastic. They are all great musicians and great people. The professors are wonderful. This year I had the opportunity to take lessons from both Mrs. Rucker and Dr. Lindblade. I have become a better player because of them. It has been so nice to play with great people and to learn from great Professors.

Lauren Plett