Hastings High School wins top parade honors at UNK Band Day


Hastings High School won the Sweepstakes Trophy and was named the top band overall at Saturday’s 2015 UNK Band Day Parade Competition.

Nineteen Nebraska bands marched in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Homecoming Parade.

Directed by William Beave, Hastings won Class AA and was also awarded the trophy for outstanding drum line.

Winning the Outstanding Color Guard trophy was Axtell High School.

Other first-place honors went to Grand Island Northwest, Class A; Holdrege, Class B; Kearney Catholic, Class C; and Axtell, Class D.

In the middle school division, first place went to Ogallala.

UNK Band Day Parade Competition
Class AA
1st – Hastings
2nd – Kearney
3rd – North Platte

Class A
1st – Grand Island Northwest

Class B
1st – Holdrege
2nd – Valentine
3rd – Cozad

Class C
1st – Kearney Catholic
2nd – Grand Island Central Catholic
3rd – Doniphan-Trumbull

Class D
1st – Axtell
2nd – Kenesaw
3rd – Elm Creek

Middle School Division
1st – Ogallala
2nd – Kearney 8th Grade
3rd – Palmer


Source: Brian Alber, UNK Assistant Director of Bands, 308.865.8607, alberbw@unk.edu
Contact: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu

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