Music Contest Right Around the Corner

District Music Contest will be held in Alliance, Wednesday, April 18th. If you would like to come and enjoy a day of music or just stop in and listen to a select group, we would love to see you there! The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00 am Clarinet Trio
  • 8:06 am Flute Duet
  • 8:24 am Brittany solo
  • 9:06 am Jen solo
  • 9:12 am Katie solo
  • 9:24 am Mixed chorus ensemble
  • 9:30 am Jordan solo
  • 9:36 am Mixed Brass quartet
  • 9:42 am Low Brass trio
  • 9:48 am Mixed instrument ensemble
  • 10:20 am  Swing Choir
  • 3:17 pm Band performs

Note to Parents: Your music student has been provided information regarding leave times, lunch, dress, and performances. (Click “information” to view.)

Music Notes

The final 9 weeks!  Where has the time gone?

For parents of 4th, 5th, 6th , 7th or 8th graders; you should still be hearing instruments being practiced.  The 4th graders are expected to practice 30 minutes a week on their recorders; the 5th-8th graders are to be practicing 60 minutes a week on their instrument.  Please remember that beginning band meets on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:15-4:45.  This rehearsal is open to any band students, it counts as 6th-8th graders practice times if they choose to come!

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported our Deli International fund raiser.  You should be enjoying your products by now!  Look for us to be selling again in February of 2013!

District Music Contest will be held in Alliance on Wednesday, April 18th.  This will involve the Swing Choir, Concert Choir and Concert Band.  The concert band will consist of 7th-9th grade students.  6th grade band students will not be attending.  I have not received a schedule and will do my best to communicate that with you once I have it.

We will be holding Swing Choir auditions on May 22nd at 6:30 pm.  This audition will be open to 8th-11th grade students.  There will be swing choir camps on May 1st, 8th & 15th from 7:15-7:50 am, where students will learn a dance combination and a section of a song.  A panel audition will be held on May 22nd beginning at 6:30pm.  Further details will be provided at a later date.


Hawks Recognized for Outstanding Small Ensemble

Congratulations to the Hay Springs Small Instrumental Ensemble for being recognized as the outstanding small ensemble at Panhandle Conference Music Contest on Friday, March 23rd at Sioux County. The group consists of: Cydney Jancik, Kate Roberts, Jen Scherbarth, Whitney Heiting, Katie Scherbarth, Brittany Ferguson, Shaunna Hunter, Eli Badje, Jordan Encinia & Chris Ray.

Swing Choir to Perform

On Thursday, March 22nd the high school swing choir will be giving performances in preparation for their upcoming contest on Friday, March 23. At 2:30 pm, the Swing Choir will be performing for the elementary students in the cafeteria.  At 3:00 pm, they will be performing in the lobby at Security First Bank.

Elementary Christmas Concert

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Oregon Trail Honor Band

Eli Badje and Jen Scherbarth have been selected to perform in the 5th annual Oregon Trail Honor Band. Eli & Jen will be performing with students from 15 other panhandle schools on Monday, January 9th at Gering High School. Rehearsal will be from 10am-4pm with a final concert, open to the public, at 5pm at the Gering High School auditorium. The band will be under the direction of Jay Gilbert, instrumental instructor from Doane College in Crete, NE. Eli plays the trombone and is the son of Jason & Kris Badje. Jen plays the clarinet and is the daughter of Bruce & Laura Scherbarth.

The Night, The Lights, and the Music

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