District Music Contest Results

If you see a high school music student, make sure to congratulate them-they represented Hay Springs very well Wednesday, April 16th in Alliance at District Music Contest! Here are the results. Students can receive a rating from I-V (I being the best, V being the worst).

Reese Varvel-piano solo-I
Women’s Choir-II
Men’s Choir-II
Mixed Ensemble-II
Mason Albrecht-Tenor Sax-I
Aubry Anderson-Clarinet Solo-I
Kya Binger-Clarinet Solo-II
Abigail Russell-Flute Solo-I
Reese Varvel-Clarinet Solo-II
Parker Wellnitz-Alto Sax Solo-I
Jazz Band-I, I, II=I
Mayzie Coomes-Vocal Solo-II
Adrianna Haffner-Vocal Solo-I
Brooke Winter-Vocal Solo-I
Gage Mintken & Jordyn Anderson-Vocal Duet-I
Clarinet Trio-II
Concert Choir-II, II, I=II
Adeline Fredrickson-Trumpet Solo-I
Noah Kelly-Baritone Solo-I
Abigail Nelson-Trumpet Solo-I
Alaina Raymer-Trumpet Solo-I
Julia Russell-Trumpet Solo-I
Eli Scott-Trumpet Solo-I
Tailyn Starke-Trombone Solo-I
Concert Band-I, I, I=I (plaque)

PANCO Music Contest

Congratulations to the Hay Springs High School music department who placed FIRST at the PANCO music conference contest held in Morrill on Tuesday, March 26th.

Receiving individual awards were:
Outstanding Large Instrumental Ensemble – Concert Band
Outstanding Mixed Trio – Abigail Russell, Abigail Nelson, and Noah Kelly (The Senior Trio)
Outstanding Brass Quintet – Abigail Nelson, Julia Russell, Tailyn Stark, Noah Kelly, and Evan Smith
Outstanding Piano Solo – Reese Varvel

These students will have a concert on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM in the Hay Springs Auditorium and then perform again at the District Music Contest held in Alliance on Wednesday, April 17th.

High Plains Honor Band

On Monday and Tuesday, February 5th & 6th, Abigail Russell and Abby Nelson participated in the High Plains Honor Band held at Chadron State College. The honor band was directed by Frank Tracz the director of bands at Kansas state university. Students from  Nebraska, South Dakota & Wyoming were in attendance. The band rehearsed for two day and put on a final concert held at 5pm in Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening.

Oregon Trail Honor Band

On Monday, January 8th, three Hay Springs music students attended the Oregon Trail Honor Band(Abigail Russell – flute, Abigail Nelson – trumpet, and Julia Russell – trumpet). The band was directed by Doane University’s director of bands, Andrew Feyes, and hosted by Bridgeport High school. The band rehearsed from 9:30-4:30 and held a concert at 5pm.

Oregon Trail Honor Band

Congratulations to Abigail Russell(flute), Abigail Nelson(trumpet), and Julia Russell(trumpet) on being selected to participate in the Oregon Trail Honor band hosted by Doane University and held at Bridgeport High School on Monday, January 8th. There will be a concert held at the Bridgeport High School auditorium at 5pm on the evening of the 8th.

High Plains Honor Band

Congratulations to Abigail Russell and Abigail Nelson for being selected for the High Plains Honor Band at Chadron State College on Monday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 6th with a final concert held on Tuesday, February 6th at 5pm in Memorial Hall Auditorium.  Congratulations ladies!

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