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The 59th Melody Round-Up Parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 9
The 59th annual Hastings College Melody Round-Up Parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 in downtown Hastings. The parade will include marching bands, floats by Hastings College organizations, antique and classic cars and the 2010 Hastings College Homecoming royalty.
The parade will begin at the intersection of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue, then proceed west on 4th Street to Lincoln Avenue; south on Lincoln Avenue to 2nd Street; and east on 2nd Street to Kansas Avenue.
The following bands will participate in this year’s parade: (Participant listing is current as of Oct. 5 and may be subject to change.)
Hastings High School Erin Beave AA
Holdrege High School Dan Wiese B
Doniphan-Trumbull High School Don Alcorn C
Blue Hill High School Bill McMurtry C
Hastings St. Cecilia John Franssen C
Superior High School Martin VanWesten C
Kenesaw High School Jim Arrowood C
Kearney Catholic High School Lindsay Lund C
Sandy Creek High School Terry Zuelow C
St. Paul High School Kelley Jordan C
Deshler High School Debra Pohlmann D
Wilcox-Hildreth High School Tim Trausch D
Harvard Jr./Sr. High School Joe Vanderpool D
Hampton Jr./Sr. High School Regina Farris D
Giltner Public School Sarah Hoffman D
Greeley-Wolbach High School Colin Sandall D
Red Cloud Jr./Sr. High School Mark Rogers D
Hastings College Dan Laing
Holdrege Middle School Dan Wiese
Doniphan Jr. High Don Alcorn
Bands will be evaluated by judges and awarded divisional ratings and awards. Winners will receive awards during a special presentation at 11:30 a.m. at Dutton-Lainson Plaza, 2nd Street and St. Joseph Avenue.
Judges for the marching band competition are Dr. Marc LaChance, professor of music at Hastings College, and Mr. Phil Parker, adjunct professor of music at Hastings College.
Corporate sponsors for the parade include: Idea Bank, Moore Music Company, Five Points Bank of Hastings, Dutton Lainson/Cornhusker Press/Showcase/Rinder Printing, Downtown Business Improvement District and the Heritage Bank of Hastings.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
For more information, contact Martha Boyd at (402) 461-7421.