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HPS Jazz, Concert bands perform well at District Music Contest

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OSMOND — Hartington-Newcastle Public School, Cedar Catholic High School, and several other high schools from Northeast Nebraska participated in District Music Contest April 19 in Osmond.

Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools’ Jazz Band took home the trophy plaque, as each judge gave them a superior rating.

Large Groups which are adjudicated by three judges have the opportunity to earn a plaque and District Medals when all three judges give them a superior rating or a one (1). Again this year the Hartington Newcastle Jazz Band took home a plaque by earning 1-1-1= 1 + plaque.

Jazz Band Members include, Abby Aberson- Piano, Drummers- Cortana Williams, Gabe Sovereign, Emily Climer, Scout Heimes, Bass Guitar - Kaydence McCray, Alto Sax - Cris Kneifl,Cam Cameron, Kloe Fischer, Karli Bruning, Nora Lange; Tenor Sax- Kora Kneifl, Katelyn Uldrich, Ali Ford, Brooklynn Peters, Bair Sax - Issac Santiago. Trombone- Kyptin Collier, Adan Anderson, Braydon Lammers, Henry Folkers, Nathan Heimes, Owen Hart, Dylan Heikes, Ashlynn Dailey,Trumpet-Trynity Zach, Alyk Zach, Logan Kneifl, Allison Huesers, Elena Reyes, Ryell Haug. Director Mrs. Hahne said the judges commented on dynamics and rich tone of the band.

Concert Band brought home an excellent rating. 2-21=2 They were 1 point away from a Superior Rating.

Concert Band Members include: Flute-AbbyAnderson, Kaydence McCray, Ali Ford, Kloe Fischer, Clarinets-Karli Bruning, Kora Kneifl, Issac Santiago, Katelyn Uldrich, Nora Lange, Alto Saxophones- Cris Kneifl, Cam Carl, French Horns- Aidan Anderson, Ashlynn Dailey, Trumpets-Trynity Zach, Ryell Haug, Alyk Zach, Logan Kneifl, Allison Huesers, Elena Reyes. TemorSax-Brooklynn Peters, Baritone-Axel Sudbeck, Jacob Hagen, Trombone-Brayden Lammers, Owen Hart, Nathan Heimes, Henry Folkers, Tuba-Kyptin Collier, Dylan Heikes, Percussion- Emily Climer, Scout Heimes, Gabe Sovereign, Cortana Williams, Kaylee Ptak and Violet Sage.

Kaydence McCray earned an excellent rating on her flute solo.