The combined band representing Nebraska City Public School students grades 5-12 performed Shorewood Overture to conclude Bandfest 2019 at Nebraska City High School on Tuesday, May 14. Performances by the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade bands were followed by the high school band. The eighth grade jazz band and the high school jazz band provided transitional music between performances by the other bands. Senior band members were serenaded with Fare Thee Well, a song with arrangement by former NCHS Band Director Greg Olsen. Students honored the work of band directors Elizabeth Purdham and Emily Roth as well as the contributions of Jennifer Hamilton. Those directors in turn honored the administration for their support of the band. The names of letterwinners for high school band were shared along with other honors and distinctions for band members in all grades. Students who lettered in all four years of their high school experience were as follows: Ashley Giles, Keith Whitehead, Langston Hoover, Trevor Kohrs, Erik Rodriguez, Fernando Dominguez and Sam Biaggi.
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