Hastings College set to host longest standing honor ensembles with students from 37 schools

Hastings College will hold its 56th Annual Honor Band, 49th Annual Honor Choir and 40th Annual Honor Orchestra on campus January 31- February 2. The final concert, which is open to the public, will be Saturday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m. in Kiewit Gymnasium (715 E 7th Street). Tickets for the concert are available at the door at a cost of $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

The Hastings College Honor Band, Orchestra and Choir (HBOC) are the longest-running high school music honor ensembles sponsored by a college in Nebraska and feature some of the best high school musical talent throughout the region. This year, student participants represented 37 high schools in Nebraska and Colorado.

The honor band is directed by Dr. Jason Rinehart, associate director of bands at the University of South Alabama; the orchestra is directed by Dr. Stephan Beham of Duquesne University; and the choir is directed by Dr. Fritz Mountford from Hastings College’s Department of Music and Theatre.

Students participating in this year’s Hastings College Honor Band, Orchestra and Choir are listed below, by high school.

PARTICIPATING STUDENTS

Adams Central High School

Band

  • Sydney Kerr
  • Shelby Lagueux
  • Jaden Nienhueser
  • Tristan Weston

Choir

  • Emma Ellerbee
  • Makena Lindblad
  • Sabrina Miller
  • Thomas Moller
  • Karley Oberheide
  • Grace Reiman
  • Andrew Richey

Alliance High School

Band

  • Sydnie Waldron

Choir

  • Tristan Bleisch
  • Mareesa Buskirk
  • Aubrey Garrett

Aurora High School

Band

  • Camden Williams

Choir

  • Ryan Karl

Bellevue East High School

Choir

  • Jasmine Henry
  • Noah Reestman
  • Molly Sorensen

Conestoga High School

Band

  • Jasmine Rainey

Choir

  • Rebecca Poirier

Crete High School

Choir

  • Tessa Burkey

Cross County High School

Choir

  • Sammie Osentowski

Falls City High School

Band

  • Hailey Buchner
    Franklin Fields

Choir

  • Courtney Rumbaugh

Fort Calhoun High School

Band

  • Nate Bonacci
  • Kenzie Hansen
  • Jayden Hunter
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Savannah Lukasiewicz
  • Avery McKennan
  • John McKennan
  • Ryan Swierczek

Choir

  • Davan Goos
  • Sophia Irvine

Franklin High School

Band

  • Moriah Aberle

Choir

  • Karsen Bower
  • Brooke Watts
  • Jasmin Wengler

Fremont High School

Choir

  • Drew Pennington

Gibbon High School

Choir

  • Chris Mercer

Grand Island Northwest High School

Band

  • Hudson Pfenning
  • Tresten Schwarz

Choir

  • Emma Pearson
  • Faeryn Tuttle

Grand Island Senior High School

Band

  • Grant Cole
  • Keeran Woode

Hastings Senior High School

Band

  • Courtney Beave
    Hailey Haase
    Alexander Marousek
    Alice Vu
    Audrey Weeks

Choir

  • Calan Brant
  • Grace Canady
  • Shayna Carson
  • Chyna Delker
  • Lyndie Eddleman
  • Alice Franssen
  • Hannah Gammill
  • Linnea Howie
  • Olivia Peshek
  • Gavin Valle

Orchestra

  • Caiden Henry-Perlich
  • Saylor Pershing

Hitchcock County High School

Choir

  • Bryanna Warren

Holdrege High School

Choir

  • Alec Lovitt

Julesburg (Colorado) High School

Choir

  • Shawn Bailey

Kearney High School

Band

  • Trevor Beckenhauer
  • Emma Chandler
  • Mychaela Fegter
  • Hannah Hardy
  • Dylan Johnson
  • Brendan Littrell
  • Baylee Smith
  • Eli Smith
  • Jacob Soloman

Orchestra

  • Madison Getz
  • Jacob Hardy
  • Nicolas Landanger
  • Francesca Padgett
  • Ashley Stanton
  • Tori Williamson

Lakeview High School

Choir

  • Isaac Aguilera
  • Emily Cunningham
  • Olivia Engel
  • Maggie French
  • Kassidy Soulliere
  • Maddingly Splittgerber
  • Halla Paschold

Lamb of God Lutheran Academy

Orchestra

  • Joanna Leckband

Lincoln Northeast High School

Orchestra

  • Annaliese Kohrell

Lincoln Southeast High School

Band

  • Matea Jerkovic
  • Cameron Grabenstein
  • Gabi Lawrey

Millard South High School

Band

  • Elizabeth Chinowth

Norfolk High School

Band

  • Riley Bender
  • Grace Day
  • Mason Dover
  • Janea Hirschman
  • Cole Hobza
  • MaKaila Holland
  • Kenny Mitchell
  • Brendon Scott
  • Haley Storovich
  • Allison Wisnieski

Choir

  • Daphne Buss
  • Ian Cullin
  • Anna Escoto
  • Melody Fischer
  • Giorgia Korth
  • Ethan Lee
  • Lloyd Manansala Jr.
  • Maya Marfileno
  • Bryan Martinez
  • Drew McKellips
  • Jacob Rusk
  • Ryan Schroeder
  • Sierra Schroeder
  • Ben Wicker

Orchestra

  • Nicholas Adams
  • Paloma Castillo
  • Gavin Farrell
  • Adam Kester
  • Caleb Rittscher
  • Grace Schavee
  • Jeffrey Sours
  • Daniel Weitzmann
  • Aimee Wiebelhaus
  • Melanie Yover

North Platte Catholic High School

Choir

  • Cassandra Brown

Osceola High School

Choir

  • Ben Lohrman
  • Clay Sapp

Osmond High School

Band

  • Diandra Polt

Papillion-La Vista High School

Band

  • Vincent Lin

Pawnee City High School

Choir

  • Kevin Rapp

Scottsbluff High School

Band

  • Josephine Brezesnki
  • Brayden Gonzales

Shelton High School

Choir

  • Logan Hellerich

Southern Valley High School

Choir

  • Billy Cayou
  • Winona Mitchell

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller High School

Choir

  • Madison Bosak

Tri County High School

Choir

  • Benton Gustafson

Waverly High School

Band

  • Marshall Caddy
  • Jacob Dill
  • Raychel Dixon-LaBoy
  • Charlie Fankhauser
  • Benjamin Gerdes
  • Flopateer Habib
  • Lauren Hartman
  • Francis Havlovic
  • Madysen Patire
  • Evan Riley

Wilber-Clatonia High School

Choir

  • Konner Kiesel

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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