Students from 12 of the 14 Crossroads Conference schools were selected through audition to participate in the Crossroads Conference Honor Band and Choir hosted by Nebraska Lutheran in Waco on March 20.
The students spent the day with the two clinicians Dr. Timothy Farrell, a professor of music at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, band director and Dr. Kurt Von Kampen, conductor of the University A Cappella Choir at Concordia University, for the choir.
The band performed four numbers including “Shimmering Joy,” “Ancient Flower,” “Whiplash,” and “Marche Diabolique.” The combined choir also sang four pieces including “Shenandoah,” “The Wellerman,” “Sing Gently,” and “Pete, Pete.”
Several Exeter-Milligan students received medals for their outstanding performances including choir members Morgan White and Dravin Birkes, Exeter-Milligan.
Band students medaling included Liberty Johnson, Clarinet, Jozie Kanode, Clarinet, Olivea Swanson, Bass Clarinet,Selah Petersen, Alto Saxophone, Aidan Vavra, Tenor Saxophone, Jayden Capek, Baritone Saxophone, and Troy Kallhoff, French Horn,