Area bands participating Hastings College’s 2012 Melody Round-Up parade

For 61 years, Hastings College has hosted the Melody Round-Up Parade in conjunction with its Homecoming celebration. To be held in downtown Hastings on Saturday, September 15, at 10 a.m., the parade will start at the corner of 4th Street and Colorado Ave., proceed west to Hastings Ave., turn onto 2nd St. and conclude at the intersection of 2nd and Colorado Ave. Immediately following the parade, Hastings College and Dutton-Lainson will serve free root beer floats in Dutton-Lainson Plaza (2nd Street & St. Joseph Avenue) as part of Floats after the Floats. At approximately 11:30 a.m. in the plaza, the Hastings College Department of Music will announce the parade awards.

Floats after the Floats are but one of the many special activities Hastings College has scheduled for its Celebration Weekend during which the College’s marks not only its 2012 Homecoming but also the 130th anniversary of its founding and the inauguration of its 15th president, Dennis C. Trotter. A full list of the weekend activities is available at

The following bands are scheduled participate in the 2012 Melody Round-Up Parade:

School                                                                       Director  
Blue Hill High School                                             William McMurtry                 
Deshler High School                                              Debra Pohlmann                    
Doniphan-Trumbull Public School                       Don Alcorn                             
Friend Jr. High School                                             Harley Mohlman  
Greeley-Wolbach High School                              Mark Hiebner                         
Hastings College                                                     Daniel Laing   
Hastings High School                                             Erin Beave/Rick Matticks     
Hastings St. Cecilia                                                 Ben Veilleux                          
Red Cloud High School                                           Kathryn Wiest                        
Sandy Creek High School                                       Andy Schneider                     
Shelby/Rising City High School                              Heather Hultgren                 
South Platte High School                                         Jody Ziola                              
Winside High School                                                Kathy Hansen                        

Corporate sponsors for the 2012 Melody Round-Up Parade include David & Associates, the Hastings Downtown Business Improvement District, Dutton-Lainson Company/Cornhusker Press/Rinder Printing/Showcase/Hastings Equity, Five Points Bank of Hastings, Heritage Bank, Idea Bank Marketing and Moore Music.

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