High school vocal and instrumental music students from 118 schools in Nebraska and Kansas were selected to participate in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Honor Band and Choral Clinic on Jan. 27.
The event includes 677 students and features three choirs and two bands, which rehearse all day before presenting a 6 p.m. concert at the UNK Health and Sports Center. Admission to the concert is $3. There is no admission charge for participants, music directors and preschool children.
“As the students rehearse the music during the day, they receive important music instruction about making music and proper performing techniques that they can take back with them to their schools,” said Clinic Director James Payne, UNK professor of music and performing arts.
The Honor is directed by David Bauer, professor of music and UNK director of choirs. The Honor and Festival Bands are directed by Duane Bierman, assistant professor of music and UNK director of bands, and Brian Alber, music lecturer and UNK assistant director of bands.
The clinic also includes guest clinicians Leila Heil, assistant professor of music education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Leah Purdy, director of choirs at North Platte High School.
The Honor Band and Choral Clinic is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who were selected through auditions.
Those selected from Perkins County include: Choir—Alex Farnsworth, Alyssa Young, Amanda Osler, Capri Meyer, Dakota Molder, Hailey Sletten, Kaleb Gaar, Lila Konecky, Michelle Skeels and Zak Kurkowski.
Wallace students selected include: Choir—Collin Swedberg, Landon Swedberg; band–Jaclyn Nelson.