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Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:00

Five area schools participated in a band clinic in Wauneta last week. The day culminated with a public performance where each band performed separately and then came together as one large group. The joint band performance was led by Dr. Michael R. Beard, a faculty member at University of the Nebraska at Kearney.

By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze


Five RPAC bands came together last week at a band clinic hosted by W-P at the Wauneta Attendance Center. Bands from Dundy County-Stratton, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Southwest and Wauneta-Palisade were in attendance.

According to W-P’s band teacher Aaron Behrends, “The band clinic gives our students a chance to cooperate rather than compete. They get to work together with students from other schools and with a college conductor. It’s a great experience.”

Over 125 junior and senior high school students participated in the half day long clinic. The day gave band members an opportunity to work under a different conductor and to play with a new and expanded group.

Dr. Michael R. Beard was guest conductor for the clinic. Dr. Beard is a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has appeared as a guest conductor in Ireland, England, France, Latvia, Norway and in Chicago, Ill.

The day closed with a public performance. Each band performed individually at the public showing and then came together as a group to perform several pieces.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 March 2012 20:04