Hastings College to host honor ensembles with students from 40 schools

Hastings College will hold its 58th Annual Honor Band, 50th Annual Honor Choir and 41st Annual Honor Orchestra concert on February 8, at 3:00 p.m. in the Kiewit Building (715 E. 7th Street). Tickets for the concert will be available at the door at a cost of $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Graphic for Hastings College Honor Band, Choir and OrchestraThe Hastings College Honor Band, Orchestra and Choir (HBOC) festival is 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, students selected come from 39 high schools in Nebraska and one in Georgia.

The honor band is directed by Dennis Glocke, director of bands at Penn State University; the orchestra is directed by Dr. Byron Jensen, director of Hastings Symphony Orchestra; and the choir is directed by Dr. Bret Amundson, director of choral activities at the College of St. Scholastica.

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

Georgia

Academy for Classical Education
Choir

  • Rhiannon Wimer
Nebraska

Adams Central High School
Band

  • Jaden Niehauser
  • Tristan Weston

Choir

  • Jordyn Barbee
  • Kieren Feeney
  • Merci Hood
  • Makena Lindblad
  • Olivia Mancinas
  • Gabe Reiman
  • Grace Reiman

Alliance High School
Choir

  • Mareesa Buskirk
  • Aubrey Garrett

Aurora High School
Band

  • Makayla Eberly
  • Gregory Evans
  • Camden Williams

Bellevue East High School
Choir

  • Breanna Vasquez Glover
  • Sebastiano Jennings
  • Jack Wegner

Chase County High School
Band

  • Gets Hinojoza

Homeschool, Clearwater, Nebraska
Band

  • Matthew Feusse
  • Nathan Feusse

Conestoga High School
Band

  • Levi Bell
  • Daniel Cutler
  • Jessica Poirier
  • Jasmine Rainey
  • Halley Shade

Choir

  • Lorna Moynihan
  • Rebecca Poirier

Crete High School
Choir

  • Tessa Burkey

Cross County High School
Choir

  • Sammie Osentowski

Fairbury High School
Band

  • Brylee Yantz

Falls City High School
Choir

  • Courtney Rumbaugh

Fillmore Central High School
Choir

  • Michaela Baker

Fort Calhoun High School
Band

  • Nate Bonacci
  • John McKennan
  • Ryan Swierczek

Choir

  • Kyla DeLuca
  • Davan Goos
  • Sophia Irvine
  • Malachi King

Franklin Public School
Choir

  • Elizabeth Bower
  • Jasmin Wengler

Gibbon High School
Choir

  • Chris Mercer

Grand Island Senior High School
Band

  • Dora Bermudez
  • Sofia Dominguez
  • Noah Foley
  • Samantha Gapp
  • Julia Myers

Hastings Senior High School
Band

  • Courtney Beave
  • Emma Fincher
  • Hailey Haase
  • AJ Marousek
  • Alice Vu

Choir

  • Brandon Bruns
  • Ella Collins
  • Hannah Gammill
  • Erika Nielsen
  • Hannah Reynolds
  • Jonah Smith
  • Sarah Spilinek

Orchestra

  • Christine Jonglertham
  • Grace Michalek
  • Gretchen Muth
  • Caiden Henry-Perlich

Hitchcock County High School
Choir

  • Tatjana Dragoner
  • Faith Wagner

Holdrege High School
Band

  • Maggie deFreese
  • Ella Roach

Kearney Catholic High School
Band

  • Schuyler Feddersen

Kearney High School
Band

  • Dylan Johnson
  • Dylan Kramer
  • Isabella Nachtigal
  • Benjamin Rothermich
  • Jacob Soloman

Orchestra

  • Matthew Dahlke
  • Madison Getz
  • Francesca Padgett

Lamb Of God Lutheran Academy
Orchestra

  • Joanna Leckband

Lincoln Northeast High School
Band

  • Kirby Zinniel

Lincoln North Star High School
Orchestra

  • Hannah Farr
  • Gabby Notter

Lincoln Southeast High School
Band

  • Cameron Grabenstein
  • Colton Harris
  • Matea Jerkovic
  • Taylor Velgersdyk

Millard South High School
Band

  • Taylon Amick
  • Elizabeth Chinowth
  • Jayden Smith

Mitchell High School
Choir

  • John Plasencio

Norfolk Senior High School
Band

  • Grace Day
  • Mason Dover
  • Janea Hirschman
  • Kenny Mitchell
  • Allison Wisnieski
  • Tyler Wisnieski

Choir

  • Daphne Buss
  • Anna Escoto
  • Giorgia Korth
  • Ethan Lee
  • Maya Marfileno
  • Jacob Rusk
  • Ryan Schroeder
  • Sierra Schroeder
  • Kailee Weaver
  • Ben Wicker

Orchestra

  • Erin Barnhill
  • Paloma Castillo
  • Brayden Rittscher
  • Grace Schavee
  • Jeffrey Sours
  • Aimee Wiebelhaus
  • Melanie Yover

Osmond High School
Band

  • Diandra Polt

Pawnee City High School
Choir

  • Shawna Boverhuis
  • Jade Thayer

Homeschool, Pierce, Nebraska
Band

  • Annika Johanson

Platteview High School
Orchestra

  • Josephine Hartley

Sandy Creek High School
Band

  • Mekenzie Miller

Southern Valley High School
Band

  • Ashlyn Brown
  • Brooke Jorgenson
  • Shelby Rickert

Choir

  • Winona Mitchell

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller High School
Choir

  • Madison Bosak
  • Reagan Govier

Thayer Central High School
Choir

  • Addison LaFrance
  • Andrew Landsmann

Tri County High School
Choir

  • Faith Jurgens

Weeping Water High School
Band

  • AnnaBell Murphy

Wilber-Clatonia High School
Choir

  • Konner Kiesel

Nebraska’s premier private college, Hastings College is a 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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