District Music Contest Results

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
I-Jazz Band
I-Concert Band
I-Mixed Choir

PANCO Music Results

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.

High Plains Honor Band And Choir

Congratulations to Kaden Langford and Abigail Russell who were selected for High Plains Honor Band and Choir held at Chadron State College on Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th. Kaden participated in the choir and Abby played the flute in the band.

Oregon Trail Honor Band

Oregon Trail Honor Band was an “Abbey” kind of day this year. On Monday, January 9th, Abbey Russell(flute), Gabby Twarling(clarinet), and Abby Nelson(trumpet) attended the Oregon Trail Honor Band hosted by Doane University in Bridgeport. The students rehearsed all day and then performed a concert that evening.

High Plains Honor Choir and Honor Band

Congratulations to Kaden Langford for being selected to High Plains Honor Choir and Abigail Russell for being selected to High Plains Honor Band. The Band & Choir will be held at Chadron State College on Monday, February 6th & Tuesday, February 7th. There will be a concert that is open to the public, held in Memorial Hall on Tuesday, February 7th at 5pm.

Santa Soup Cookoff

Join the Hay Springs FFA and The Hip Hop as they host the Santa Soup Cook-off Thursday, December 8th from 4:00-7:30 at the Lister Sage Community Center. We have a nice assortment of craft & food vendors who will be ready for the public at 4:00 PM. Great time to do some Christmas shopping!

There are 12 soup contestants vying for the Judge’s Choice and the People’s Choice awards. Soup sampling begins at 5:00PM sharp.

The Hay Springs Senior Center ladies will have their delicious desserts available for after (or before!) you eat some soup.

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there from 5-7 to visit with the kids and pose for pictures, compliments of “moments” by Bev.

The Middle Level & High School Band & Choir, along with the Community Choir, will present a concert at 7:00 in the auditorium.


The high school choir spent Tuesday, November 1st at Chadron State College with Dr. Schreuder as the clinician. Other schools involved were Morrill, Sioux County, and Hemingford. There was a concert at 3PM.

PANCO Choir Clinic

The high school choir will be participating in the PANCO Choir Clinic held at CSC on Tuesday, November 1st. Students will combine with other PANCO schools and form a choir, rehearse all morning and afternoon and then perform a concert at 3pm in the Mari Sandoz Center on CSC’s campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Omaha Music Trip

The Hay Springs music department would like to thank everyone who supported their music trip to Omaha this past weekend. Whether through fund raising or the school for transportation, or just words of encouragement. We had a great time! We went and saw the musical “Wicked”, spent an afternoon at the zoo, went to the Durham Museum, attended a baseball game at Werner park (where the chasers won!!), performed at 2 clinics and wrapped up our time out with a little shopping. Thank you especially to Jamie Bell, Nicole Toof, Jim Varvel, and Tony and Amy Hindman for being our sponsors-couldn’t have done it without you!