Standing ovation greets Jr./Sr. High Band at Concert


The Verdigre Music Department’s mixed and women’s choir opened the Spring Concert Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Verdigre Public School gymnasium. They were instructed by Music Director Mr. Pete Pavlik and accompanied by Mrs. Nancy Pavelka.
Wearing their first-ever choir robes, they sang their upcoming contest selections “This is a Celebration,” Fly Little Bird” and “Omnia Sol,” along with other beautiful numbers.

Then the Jr./Sr. High Band members began to take their seats and were met with a standing ovation. The public presentation of the new band uniforms gave onlookers a sense of history in the making, shining as the embodiment of so much hard work and outpouring of generosity from the community and beyond. Replacing the 25+ year-old uniforms worn as recently as the month prior, the students wearing them were left with little doubt as to the Verdigre community’s staunch support for the music program.

The concert band performed several rousing selections, including contest selections “Cincinnatus” and “Explorations,” followed by the Jr. High Jazz Band. Jazz band soloists included Rhyann Kotrous, Bryson Wessendorf, Kendall Holland, Alexis Hrbek, Austin Burkhardt and Megan Leasure during the performances of “Tyrannosaurus Charlie,” “Power Trip” and “A Blues to Grow On.” You have to hear this jazz band to believe the great sounds they produce!
A dessert social followed the concert where praise for the great-looking uniforms and robes and excellent music could be constantly overheard.

The new band uniforms and the first-ever choir robes were made possible by the Verdigre Music Boosters, Verdigre Public School Foundation, the NE Unified District #1, the Verdigre Advisory Board and the overwhelming amount of generosity from the community and beyond.