NORFOLK — Hartington-Newcastle had several students participate in the second annual HAWKFEST on the Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College. The campus was filled with the sound of music earlier this week as the region’s top high school musicians and vocalists had the opportunity to participate in an honors program through the institution’s music department.
Hartington-Newcastle student Kaitlyn Willis was part of the Honor Band.
HNS students performing with the Honor Choir include, Zach Burcham, Logan Castillo, Hope Hulit, Alison Karnes, Kalyn Martinson, Matthew Meisenheimer and Leah Reichle.
These students joined 110 students from 23 schools who participated, featuring daylong rehearsals that were capped off by a public performance in the College’s Lifelong Learning Center.
The 50-member honor band was under the direction of Kevin McLouth, director of instrumental studies at Northeast, while the approximately 60-member honor choir was led by Stewart Cramer, director of vocal activities.