Every year several musicians from area schools unite to perform in a large band or choir.
Posted November 29, 2013
By Nicole Allerdings
Every year several musicians from area schools unite to perform in a large band or choir. Honor Band and Choir participants receive selected songs to practice ahead of time and then meet to rehearse together for two days. The students end their experience with a concert where they perform their inspiring pieces.
This year five Plevna High School students attended Honor Band and Choir, which was hosted by Forsyth High School. Four of them participated in Honor Band: Janessa Kings – alto saxophone, Morgan Miller – flute, Dylan Sander – trumpet, and Jessica Stockett – clarinet. Nicole Allerdings participated in Honor Choir, singing soprano. The students traveled to Forsyth Nov. 18-19 to rehearse the selected songs with the full band and choir. Aaron Morgenstern directed the band this year, and Janet Morgenstern directed the choir. Mr. and Mrs. Morgenstern both teach at Huntley Project High School.
Parents, family members and friends attended the grand finale concert Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Forsyth High School Auditorium.
Students from Ekalaka, Colstrip, Miles City, Forsyth, Jordan, Hardin, Hysham, Plevna, Broadus, Rosebud, and St. Labre performed in the band or choir. The students had a great time improving their skills and performing with a large group of musicians.
Plevna’s band and choir director, Terry Bruha, commented, “It is always amazing how so many schools can combine and present a beautiful performance in only two days. It is a great experience for students in very small schools to be a part of such a large group.”