Friday, March 25, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Students at Class D All State Band

  The Class D All-State Symphonic Band
 The Class D All-State Band Wind Ensemble with director Dr. Carolyn Barber.

Twenty-one members of the Exeter-Milligan senior high band traveled to Kearney on Friday, March 18th  to participate in the Nebraska Class D All-State Band.

The students auditioned for the three bands, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.
The Jazz Band was directed by Mr. Mark Irvin, the Symphonic Band by Dr. Sam Zitek and the Wind Ensemble by Dr. Carolyn Barber.

The students spent most of the day on Saturday learning and practicing their pieces for a performance on Saturday evening.

Exeter-Milligan Band Director, Mrs. Angie Murphy accompanied the group, along with several chaperones.  The event was held at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Exeter-Milligan students performed in the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble.

Winning medals for Exeter-Milligan were:  Ashley Benorden, Clarinet, Hannah Horne, Baritone Saxophone, Haylee Sheffield, French Horn, and Trystan Brandt, Trumpet.

Exeter-Milligan had the highest number of participants out of all the schools participating in the event. 

Below - Exeter-Milligan’s Patrick Murphy performing with the Wind Ensemble during the Class D All-State Band concert.

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