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.
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.
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.
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!
On Wednesday, November 1st, the Hay Springs High School Band participated in the PANCO Band Clinic held at the WNCC campus with Dr. Nat Johnson as the conductor. Five PANCO schools came together and made a large band, rehearsed 3 songs throughout the day and then put on a concert at 3 PM.
On Wednesday, October 11th, five men from Hay Springs high school choir attended CSC Men’s Choir Day. These gentlemen spent the day learning 4 songs with other male singers from around the area and then put on an informal concert at 2:30.
The Hay Springs high school band spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Chadron State College playing for the football game with the CSC Eagle Band.
Hay Springs had an amazing day in Alliance at District Music Contest on Wednesday, April 19th. Here are the results of the students’ performances. I=Superior; II=Excellent (ratings can go to a V). If you see these students, congratulate them on their performances!
I-Vocal Quartet-Women’s choir
II-Vocal Trio #1-Men’s Choir
I-Vocal Trio #2-Sam, Emily & Kaden
I-Noah Kelly-Baritone Solo
I-Abigail Nelson-Trumpet Solo
II-Julia, Mya, Noah & Hunter
I-Abby N, Jaelyn, Kaylee
I-Bo Thies- Snare Drum Solo
I-Cooper, Parker, Mason
I-Dylan Young-Bari Sax Solo
I-Gabrielle Twarling-Clarinet Solo
I-Abigail Russell-Flute Solo
I-Mason Albrecht-Tenor Sax Solo
II-Vocal Duet #1 Kaden & Wes
I-Vocal Duet #2 Sam & Emily (Outstanding Performance honorable mention)
II-Vocal Duet #3 Emily & Kaden
I-Wesley Jacobs-Vocal Solo
I-Kaden Langford-Vocal Solo
I-Adrianna Haffner-Vocal Solo
I-Emily Nelson-Vocal Solo
I-Samantha Toof -Vocal Solo
Hay Springs won PANCO Music Champs! Please congratulate these students on all their hard work! Big congratulations to Kaden Langford who won Outstanding Men’s Solo and the Hay Springs Concert Choir for winning Outstanding Large Vocal Ensemble.
Congratulations to Abby Nelson and Bo Thies for participating in Class D All State Band held at UNK in Kearney. Students rehearsed all day on Saturday, March 18th and performed a concert Saturday evening.