Hastings College Announces High School Students Selected for Honor Band, Choir, Orchestra

Hastings College has announced high school students selected for its 54th Annual Honor Band, 64th Annual Honor Choir and 37th Annual Honor Orchestra.

The Hastings College Honor Band, Choir and Orchestra (HBOC) are the longest-running high school music honor ensembles in Nebraska. The 2016 event will be held February 4-6 at Hastings College, with the annual concert scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kiewit Physical Education Building (715 E. 7th Street).

“This year’s Hastings College Honor Band, Choir and Orchestra will be outstanding,” said Dr. Robin Koozer, Chair of the Hastings College Department of Music and General Chairman of HBOC. “With nearly 300 auditions submitted by high school students across the state, the selection process was, at times, difficult. The result, however, is that the students selected are some of the best in the state. It demonstrates the quality music education available to students, and a strong interest by these students in advancing their skills. It will be an exciting weekend culminating in a wonderful performance. Congratulations to all who were selected.”

Dr. Daniel Laing, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Hastings College, is chair of the 2016 Honor Band; Dr. Fritz Mountford, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Hastings College, is chair of the 2016 Nebraska High School Honor Choir; and Dr. Byron W. Jensen, Professor of Music, Strings, Bells and Music History at Hastings College, is chair of the Honor Chamber Orchestra.

Students selected for the 2016 Hastings College Honor Band

First Name Last Name High School Instrument
Tessa Dethlefs Fort Calhoun High School Alto Saxophone
Noah Goodwin Papillion La Vista South Alto Saxophone
Molly Magana GICC Alto Saxophone
Emily Beave Hastings High School Alto Saxophone
Mackenzie Heneger* Platteview High School Alto Saxophone
Trey Switzer Gretna High School Baritone
Brandon Kearney SEM Baritone
David Beckett* Alliance High School Baritone
Jake McCaffrey* Alliance High School Baritone
Cory Bugiel Blair High School Baritone Saxophone
Teryn Stout Blair High School Bass Clarinet
Cody Stevens Yutan Bass Clarinet
Dalton Klein Cozad High School Bass Clarinet
Dalton Van Stratten Blair High School Bassoon
Stephen Sobota Blair High School Bassoon
Macy Miller Norris High School Clarinet
Mason Kaeding Blair High School Clarinet
Hannah Fowler Blair High School Clarinet
Lindee Schultz Adams Central Clarinet
Shelby Castor Wheeler Central Clarinet
Ruby Rolland Blair high school Clarinet
Olivia Lutz Platteview High School Clarinet
Jack McGowan Lincoln East High School Clarinet
Bethany Krull Kearney High School Clarinet
Samantha Hundstad* Broken Bow High School Clarinet
Lauren Reiman Adams Central Flute/Piccolo
Anna Berggren Blair High School Flute/Piccolo
Reagan Bowen GISH Flute/Piccolo
Anna Vaughn Blair High School Flute/Piccolo
Alisha Huynh Scottsbluff High School Flute/Piccolo
Anna Johnson Hastings High School Flute/Piccolo
Emily Block Hastings High School Flute/Piccolo
Lauryl Hebenstreit Yutan Flute/Piccolo
Emily Donnell Aurora High School Flute/Piccolo
Connor McFayden Platteview High School Horn
Amanda Hansen Fort Calhoun High School Horn
Tyler McLaughlin Yutan Horn
Sariah Grant Alliance High School Horn
Sabrina Houston Platteview High School Horn
Tavia Bruxellas Falls City High School Horn
Joel Scott Riverside Oboe
Caden Pearson Friend Public Schools Percussion
Cole Kovarik Kearney High School Percussion
Samuel Rosenau Blair High School Percussion
Anna Niemoth Louisville High School Percussion
Emma Troshynski Kearney High School Percussion
Hayden Lassek Yutan Percussion
Tessa Stevens Fort Calhoun High School Percussion
Emmalee Bielenberg* Millard South High School Percussion
Brady Porter* Southwest Public Schools Percussion
Lindsey LaBrie Hastings High School Tenor Saxophone
Brianna Rice Norris High School Tenor Saxophone
Meg Lashier* Blair High School Tenor Saxophone
Moriah Chandler* Kearney High School Tenor Saxophone
Spencer Banister Papillion La Vista South High School Trombone
Elliot Roth Blair Trombone
Uriah Mata Scottsbluff High School Trombone
Rustin Haase Blair High School Trombone
Andrew Kemnitz Hastings High School Trombone
Meyer Ryan Platteview High School Trombone
Nate Iverson Millard South High School Trumpet
Nolan Roth Yutan Trumpet
Emily Green Alliance High School Trumpet
Bryson Pavlik Blair High School Trumpet
Kimberly Shriver Millard South High School Trumpet
Lukas Sollberger Louisville Trumpet
Colton Stoner Blair High School Trumpet
Madalyne Epperson Blair High School Trumpet
James Frazer Blair High School Trumpet
Chloe Martin Blair High School Trumpet
Nicole Munroe* Lincoln East High School Trumpet
Isaac Aufrecht* North Platte High School Trumpet
Cooper Buchhamer Scottsbluff High School Tuba
Alex Porter Southwest Public Schools Tuba
Christopher Lopez Fort Calhoun High School Tuba
Braden Hawley Platteview High School Tuba
Matthew Curran Platteview High School Tuba

* = Alternate

Students selected for the 2016 Hastings College Honor Choir

First Name Last Name High School Voice Part
Teha Cabral Scottsbluff High School Soprano 1
Makenzie Carson Hastings High School Soprano 1
Ciara Figgins Adams Central High School Soprano 1
Marilla Flynn Nebraska Christian Soprano 1
Jazlyn Garza Alliance High School Soprano 1
Hailey Hansen Fort Calhoun High School Soprano 1
Grace Heldridge Duchesne Academy Soprano 1
Shanda Johnson Julesburg High School Soprano 1
Kate Lacey Blair High School Soprano 1
Chantelle Schulz McCool Junction Public Soprano 1
Andrea Thompson Kearney High School Soprano 1
Ellie Brown Southwest public schools Soprano 2
Zoé Dravitzki Cross County Community School Soprano 2
Annie Grealish Hastings High School Soprano 2
Mikaela Janis Scottsbluff High School Soprano 2
Joy Karges Broken Bow High School Soprano 2
Emily Marsden Platteview High School Soprano 2
Jacqueline Petersen Duchesne Acdemy Soprano 2
Josephine Ptacek Plattsmouth High School Soprano 2
Maria Rodriguez Gibbon High School Soprano 2
Alexandria Sunders Adams Central High School Soprano 2
Charlotte Tvrdy Waverly High School Soprano 2
McKenzie Vincent Platteview High School Soprano 2
Aysia Webb Fremont High School Soprano 2
Liberty Allan Gibbon High School Alto 1
Courtney Anderson Adams Central High School Alto 1
Hannah Canady Platteview High School Alto 1
Cynthia Clark Scottsbluff High School Alto 1
Chase Coggins Ogallala High School Alto 1
Eliza Donley Adams Central High School Alto 1
Dani Dross Fort Calhoun High School Alto 1
Maylee Garcia Ogallala High School Alto 1
Macey Gyhra Pawnee City Schools Alto 1
Lindi Johnson McCook High School Alto 1
Morgan Mortimer Riverside Alto 1
Treva Nielson Cross County Community School Alto 1
Ana Karen Rodriguez Schuyler Central High School Alto 1
Emma Thomas Blair High School Alto 1
Shelby Tourney Shelton High School Alto 1
Hope Wilke North Platte High School Alto 1
Brooke Brewer Blair High School Alto 2
Kami Bumgardner Blue Hill High School Alto 2
Hailey Dunn Waverly High School Alto 2
Mariah Glynn Plattsmouth High School Alto 2
Sarah Graff Fremont High School Alto 2
Thalia Hinojosa Alliance High School Alto 2
Celie Knudsen Ogallala High School Alto 2
Sarah Koch Blair High School Alto 2
Rebecca Rose Adams Central High School Alto 2
Christian Bartling North Platte High School Tenor 1
Mark DeLeon Scottsbluff High School Tenor 1
Timothy Ellis Harvest Time Christian Academy Tenor 1
Chris Hansen Fort Calhoun High School Tenor 1
Ben Keyes Platteview High School Tenor 1
Christian Lichti Shickley Public School Tenor 1
Mason Mulkey Bellevue East High School Tenor 1
Derrick Nelson Hastings High School Tenor 1
Austin Petersen Scottsbluff High School Tenor 1
Lucas Powell Plattsmouth High School Tenor 1
Lucas Schiermann Fremont High School Tenor 1
Christian Stacy McCool Junction Public Tenor 1
Scott Strigenz Platteview High School Tenor 1
Cale Arent Elmwood Murdock Tenor 2
Brady Conant Adams Central High School Tenor 2
Jose Corona Schuyler Central High School Tenor 2
Travis Grafe-Cline Weeping Water Public School Tenor 2
Seth Kobs Blair High School Tenor 2
Jannik Loehden Hastings High School Tenor 2
Luke Reestman Bellevue East High School Tenor 2
Casey Scott Plattsmouth High School Tenor 2
Cole Tessendorf Lakeview High School Tenor 2
Joe Van Winkle Creek Valley High School Tenor 2
Landon Wright Adams Central High School Tenor 2
Tyler Garder Blair High School Bass 1
Nelson Jett St. Patricks High School Bass 1
Collin Maag Scottsbluff High School Bass 1
Jackson Maschman Waverly High School Bass 1
Nolan Randall Plattsmouth High School Bass 1
Joshua Schmidt Bellevue East High School Bass 1
Ben Swanson Fremont High School Bass 1
Jakub VanWesten Meridian High School Bass 1
Joshua Voogd Plattsmouth High School Bass 1
Maximus Wohler North Platte High School Bass 1
Noah Andersen Fremont High School Bass 2
Christopher Anderson Gibbon High School Bass 2
Nolyn Appel Fort Calhoun High School Bass 2
Keith Everitt Creek Valley High School Bass 2
Trevor Fellbaum Bellevue East High School Bass 2
Isaiah Kluver Elmwood Murdock Bass 2
Nicholas Lindblad Adams Central High School Bass 2
Zack Long Southern Valley Bass 2
Josiah Philson Elmwood Murdock Bass 2

 

Students selected for the 2016 Hastings College Honor Orchestra

First Name Last Name High School Instrument/Part
Madison Beatty Kearney High School Violin 1
Emma Hunnicutt Kearney High School Violin 1
Ryan Jhi Kearney High School Violin 1
Meera Nair Brownell-Talbot Violin 1
Megan Darveau Kearney High School Violin 2
Mona Javidi Kearney High School Violin 2
Veronica Mejia Kearney High School Violin 2
Nirvana Mendoza North Platte High School Violin 2
Saylor Pershing Hastings High School Violin 2
Isaac Aufrecht North Platte High School Viola
Erynn Dahlke Kearney High School Viola
Conner Garrison Kearney High School Viola
Victoria Hartley Springfield-Platteview High School Viola
Megan Falconer Kearney High School Cello
Collin Jenkins Kearney High School Cello
Annika Novotny Lincoln High School Cello
Isabelle Vargas Blair High School Cello
Rachel Witt Hastings High School Cello
Jonah Bennett Kearney High School Bass

Note: Orchestra chair placement will be determined upon arrival.

 

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a "Best Bang for the Buck" school by Washington Monthly.

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