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More than 500 students from 30 schools participated in the 8th annual Neligh-Oakdale 5th- and 6th-grade Honor Band.
"It's fun to watch the improvement from 1st note to last. You gotta see it to believe it," said Nate Metschke, band director and organizer.
Conducting the 5th Grade Band was Brandi Kawula from Bellevue. The fifth-graders performed "Battle Creek March," Overture 1812," "T-Rex," "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Ayre and Dance."
The Percussion Ensemble director was Chad Barnhill from Norfolk. They performed "Snap Shot," "Playing Very Clever" and "Beach Banana Ann."
Nathan LaFeber from Kearney directed the sixth-grade band. They performed "Bang the Drum All Day," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Peace Like A River," "March Bits & Pieces" and "Moto Continuo."
Schools attending were Battle Creek, Bloomfield, Boone Central, Burwell, Central Valley, Chambers, Clearwater-Orchard, Creighton, Elgin, Elkhorn Valley, Ewing, Lakeview, Loup City, Lynch, Madison, Neligh-Oakdale, Norfolk Catholic, O'Neill, Osmond, Palmer, Plainview, Randolph, Rock County, St. Boniface, Stanton, Stuart, Wausa, West Point-Beemer, Wheeler Central and Wynot.