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Regional students participate in 47th High Plains Music Festival

February 7, 2019

Dr. Joel Schreuder, professor of music, directs the High Plains Honor Choir, with Accompanist Bobby Pace, during the 2019 High Plains Band & Choir Festival on February 5. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)
Dr. Joel Schreuder, professor of music, directs the High Plains Honor Choir, with Accompanist Bobby Pace, during the 2019 High Plains Band & Choir Festival on February 5. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)

CHADRON – More than 140 students from 22 regional high schools participated in the 47th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival Feb. 4-5, at Chadron State College.

Students performed as part of the Honor Choir, directed by Dr. Joel Schreuder, professor of music, and Honor Band, directed by Dr. John Wojcik, associate professor of music. For the second year, the festival also included a Guitar Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Mckay Tebbs.

Students and directors also had the opportunity to attend a concert and workshops hosted by The Bill Molenhof Trio.

The following students were honored for being selected to the Honor Band or Honor Choir for either three or four consecutive years.

HONOR CHOIR

Four consecutive years

Nebraska

Bayard: Garrett Doremus, Elicia Losoya

Chadron: Claire Margetts

Sidney: Haile Christofferson, Karli Christofferson

Three consecutive years

Nebraska

Alliance: Aubrey Garrett

Bayard: Daeton Blanco, Wyatt Fiscus

Gordon-Rushville: Beth Bragg

Morrill: Seth Sherwood

South Dakota

Hill City: Jaydon Rogers, Willow Stedman

Hot Springs: Cade Gehman, Jacob Haertel

Wyoming

Upton: Cariann Jones

HONOR BAND

Four consecutive years

Nebraska

Gering: Matt Eckerberg, Mia Sabala

Three consecutive years

Nebraska

Alliance: Hannah Middleton, Cade Stephenson

Gering: Kaitlin Bohlman, Joseph Brady, Adam Flowers, Mark Karpf, Kassadie Rahmig, Janet Spengler

Gordon-Rushville: Max Meng, Joshua Sherer

Hemingford: Joe Mazanec

Kimball:  Nicole Delaplane, Desyree Nelson

South Dakota

Custer: Grace Lewis

—Kelsey R. Brummels, College Relations

Dr. John Wojcik, associate professsor of music, directs the High Plains Honor Band during the 2019 High Plains Band & Choir Festival on February 5. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)
Dr. John Wojcik, associate professsor of music, directs the High Plains Honor Band during the 2019 High Plains Band & Choir Festival on February 5. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)
Dr. McKay Tebbs, assistant professor of music, directs the guitar ensemble during the 2019 High Plains Band & Choir Festival on February 5. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)
Dr. McKay Tebbs, assistant professor of music, directs the guitar ensemble during the 2019 High Plains Band & Choir Festival on February 5. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)