Two familiar faces will be the guest clinicians at next week's Niobrara Valley Conference East Instrumental Clinic at Neligh-Oakdale Schools.
Darrel Neitzke, former band director at Elkhorn Valley, and Mr. Larry Jones, retired teacher from Pope John, Madison and Wisner-Pilger and a graduate of Neligh-Oakdale, will be the clinicians on Tuesday.
"Both clinicians have years of experience and great wealth of knowledge with local ties to our schools, and we look forward to them coming here and working teaching our students," said Neligh-Oakdale band director Nate Metschke.
One of the songs, "Conquest," was composed by Nolan Schmit, who began his teaching career in Orchard.
Schools participating in NVC East Instrumental Clinic are Clearwater/Orchard, Elgin Public, Pope John, Elkhorn Valley, Ewing, Neligh-Oakdale, Niobrara, Santee and and Verdigre.
The NVC Honor Band (11-12 graders) will rehearse for the majority of the day in the N-O High School Gym while the NVC Festival Band (9-10 graders) will rehearse in the Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
The clinic will begin with the first rehearsal at 12:00 PM and conclude with a 7:00 PM concert, which is open to the public at no charge in the N-O High School Gym.