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Friday, February 08, 2013 8:06 PM

Photo courtesy of Jen Sharp


Janelle Sharp, 14, an eighth-grade student at Ottawa Middle School, is shown in January outside the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Ave., Lawrence. Sharp, an accomplished trumpeter, was selected to attend the Kansas John Philip Sousa Jr. Honor Band, a state-wide honor band for students from sixth through ninth grade.

‘Everyone loves her sound’

By BOBBY BURCH, Herald Staff Writer

After only two years of practice, an up-and-coming trumpet player in Ottawa appears to have distinguished herself as being among the most talented young musicians in Kansas.

Janelle Sharp, an eighth-grade student at Ottawa Middle School, began playing trumpet in sixth grade only to discover her melodic moxie eventually earned her a spot in the Kansas John Philip Sousa Jr. Honor Band.

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