Thursday, February 6, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: Bossaller Places Second At MUDECAS Speech

Congratulations to Toni Bossaller, Exeter-Milligan senior, on her 2nd place finish in Poetry Interpretation at the MUDECAS conference speech meet Saturday, February 1, 2014. The next speech meet for the Timberwolves will be February 15, 2014 at Meridian High School.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Student Chosen for Young Artist Award


    Jordyn Brandt, a Junior at Exeter-Milligan High School, has been selected to receive two awards from UNL- Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, honoring her accomplishments in the areas of flute and piano.  The Nebraska Young Artist Awards are presented annually to high school juniors for recognition of outstanding talent in the areas of music performance - instrumental or vocal, music composition, visual art, dance, and theatre arts.  To apply students must submit an audition and letter of recommendation from their teacher or private tutor.  Students may audition in up to three areas. 
    Students selected to receive awards will spend the day at UNL on April 9. They will attend a special luncheon with faculty, tour the campus, learn about classes offered at UNL and opportunites in the arts, and attend performances by UNL students.  The day will conclude with an awards ceremony held at the Sheldon Museum of Art. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Junior High Participates in Vocal Clinic

The Exeter-Milligan Junior High Choir performed “Blowin’ in the Wind/America” under the direction of Mrs. Angie Murphy at the Crossroads Conference Junior High Vocal Clinic.

Local Junior High Students participated in the Crossroads Conference Junior High Vocal Clinic held at Hampton High School on Monday, February 3.
The Guest Clinician was Sheri Fraley who is a music specialist at Elliot Elementary in the Lincoln Public School District.
Fraley graduated from Doane College and UNL were she obtained her Master’s Degree.  She has taught vocal and instrumental music to all ages of students for 17 years.
Participating schools in the clinic were Cross County, Dorchester, Exeter-Milligan, Giltner, Hampton, High Plains, McCool Junction, Meridian, Osceola and Shickley.
The students spent the afternoon rehearsing both music and technique with Fraley.  The four numbers the combined choir performed were “Ching a Ring Chaw,” “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning,” “Inscription of Hope,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Four of the schools performed as individual choirs including Hampton, Shickley and Giltner.  Exeter-Milligan performed “Blowin’ in the Wind/America.” Guests were invited to listen to the 5 p.m. performance.

Over 250 students participated in the Crossroads Conference Junior High Vocal Clinic held in Hampton on Monday, February 3.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Students Attend Honor Bands

                                       E-M STUDENTS ATTEND HONOR BANDS

    Three Exeter-Milligan students attended the Honor Band Festival at Wayne State College on Jan. 25.  8th grader, Hannah Horne, performed Baritone Saxophone in the Jr. High Honor Band.  Trystan Brandt, a Freshman, performed trumpet in the Symphonic Band.  Jordyn Brandt, a Junior, performed flute in the Wind Ensemble.  Participants were selected by recorded auditions.  Students attended from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. 
    Jordyn Brandt was also selected to perform with the UNK Honor Band on Jan. 27, the Hastings College Honor Band Feb. 6-8, and the Nebraska Wesleyan Honor Band Feb. 13-15.