Sunday, April 3, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: Exeter-Milligan Music Department On The Go

Stan Johnson, of Shickley NE, conducts the CRC Conference Honor Band at the York
Auditorium on March 15th, 2011.

By Shane Whitford, 7-12 Music Education, Exeter-Milligan
Public Schools

Spring is one of the busiest times for a director. Just take
a look at the school calendar for any given March or April
and you would agree. At Exeter-Milligan we've already been
to two contests, three honor bands, and we have three more
events coming soon. If you are interested in keeping up with
us, please visit our website ( and click on
my name (Shane Whitford) to visit the music website. At our
site you will find photos, our calendar, a blog, and much
more. Check it out!

For those of you who haven't been to the website in a
while here is a recap of what we've been up to. First, we
had CRC Honor Band & Choir on March 15, 2011. There were 5
students from Choir & 7 students from Band that took part in
the event. Second, we had the Bruning-Davenport Junior High
Music Contest which took place on March 19, 2011. There were
22 student in grades 5-8 that took part in the contest and
we had a total of 18 superior (1's) ratings given to the
students of Exeter-Milligan. Congratulations to all students
who participated. Third, we had the MUDECAS Music Contest on
March 22, 2011. Kelsey Moore, Mariah Ruhl, & Meredith
Emshoff all received Superior rankings on their solos.
Fourth, we had 6 students take part in the Class D All-State
Band. Class D All-State consists of students only from Class
D size schools. Congratulations to Jennifer Pribyl and
Kelsey Moore for their acceptance into the Jazz Band, Becca
Vossler for her acceptance into the Wind Ensemble, and Jalen
Maxson, Devin Sheffield, and Linsey Klemm for their
acceptance into the Symphonic Band. Fifth and finally,
please congratulate Jordyn Brandt for being accepted into
the Meridian Junior High Honor Band. Jordyn is the only
student from Exeter-Milligan to have been accepted.
Congratulations to all students who participated in the
contests and honor bands!

As I mentioned before there are several upcoming events to
be aware of. First, the Exeter-Milligan 7-12 Spring Concert
will be Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the HS Gym.
Second, District Music Contest will be held April 14 & 15,
2011 at Shickley HS. Lastly, the Exeter-Milligan Band will
be performing on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011 at the Exeter
Cemetery. We look forward to seeing you at one of our
upcoming events.

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