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Pep Band Parents’ Night By: Brock Vetick and Amelia Schlichting On January 11, 2013 the Pep Band students put on a wonderful performance for the crowd and their parents. The students walked out in the middle of . . .
Morningside Honor Choir By Brock Vetick and Amelia Schlichting Ten students from Lyons-Decatur recently attended Morningside Honor Choir. It was a one day event which consisted of a men and women's choir. The two choirs . . .
Mr. Mayo recently took Victoria, Bailey, and Augusto from the Music Tech class to Northeast Sound. They worked with Northeast students Drew and Ethan to learn about sound engineering. This was a different experience that was enjoyed by . . .
By: Amelia Schlichting and Brock Vetick The Northeast Music Department recently put on two performances. Both shows went great and were enjoyed by all. The first one was the Fall Recital, which consisted of students performing . . .
Pep Band Group Pictures By: Victoria Maslonka The pep band from LDNE has talked with the National Guard and agreed to get a poster like the volleyball and football teams. With the help of Mrs. Sharp, they took . . .
Trip To Harvest of Harmony By Amelia Schlichting On October 6, 2012 LDNE music students went to Harvest of Harmony. The students got up at 5 am. to go to Grand Island. The students watched more then 100 bands in . . .
VFW Presents Colors at First Home Football Game Written By: Amelia Schlichting, Brock Vetick, and Victoria Maslonka The Northeast Music Department and the LDNE community would like to thank the VFW Post 7998 and American Legion . . .
By Amelia Schlichting Mr. Mayo put together a new class called Music Technology. In this class there are three students. They learn to do different projects related to music. They use garage band, learn how to use a sound . . .
Why Band? Written by 9th Grader Alec Anderson Some students ask, “Why would I want to go out for band? Would I get to go on trips that the band normally takes, or how do I know that band will be fun for me?” Well the . . .
On Friday, August 24, 2012 the LDNE band marched at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, NE. Thirty-two students, including the photographer and videographer, made the trek to Grand Island. The band rehearsed, . . .
Holiday Music for Holiday Cheer
Recently the Music Department held its annual Secondary Christmas Concert. The concert feature all the LDNE secondary music ensembles including the: High School Choir, High School Band, Jr. High Band, Jr. High Choir, Music . . .
Saturday, December 10th, Lyons-Decatur Students had the chance to attend the Sioux City Orchestra which hosted Brule , a musical about a boy adopted at birth and lost his adoption parents. On Thanksgiving Day he was reunited with his . . .
East Husker Conference Choirs Can Sing!
Northeast Choir students participated in the 2011 East Husker Conference (EHC) Choral Clinic which took place at Wisner-Pilger High School. The clinic is one of the many annual EHC events. The event rotates schools in the conference . . .
Four Hundred Students, Sixteen Schools Sing for the Fun of It!
Students combined with sixteen other Nebraska Junior High Choirs to form a 400 student mass choir. 2011 is the forty-first consecutive choral clinic for Ellkhorn Valley. The Northeast Jr. High Chorus had the honor of representing . . .
Northeast Students Sing Their Way To Sioux City
Eight Northeast Choir students were nominated and participated in the 2011 Morningside College Choral Festival which took place in Sioux City, Iowa. Students had the chance to work with Morningside College music professors, sing in a . . .
How do you know that it is time for the Fall Festival Concert? Step 1: Schedules get busier Step 2: Frosty mornings Step 3: The urge to wear things like coats, hats and gloves. All of the steps . . .
A Celebration of Music in Crete
In its 18th year of existence, the Doane College Festival of Winds experienced its highest participation ever. The festival normally consists of two high school honor bands, but due to the high number of applicants a third band . . .
The Northeast Music Department has proudly continued its tradition of sponsoring student-led dances. First semester has already seen two dances. Thank you to Mrs. Mace and Mrs. Sharp for chaperoning the dances with Mr. Mayo. . . .
As the 2010-2011 school year comes to a close it is time to honor the LDNE community with a concert. The 2011 Secondary Spring Concert and Awards Program was a chance for seniors to perform one last time and for music students to be . . .
Elementary Honor Band Brings Music To Students Ears
Eighteen 5th and 6th graders proudly represented Lyons-Decatur Northeast at the Third Annual Neligh-Oakdale Honor Band which took place in Neligh, Nebraska. Students had to be nominated by their band director in order to participate. . . .
The following are the most recent LDNE Music Activities: DISTRICT MUSIC CONTEST 2011 April is a busy month for most schools. Track season begins. High School students have Prom while FFA and FBLA have their state . . .
LDNE Welcomes Wayne State College Music Professors
Lyons-Decatur Northeast had the proud honor of hosting clinicians Dr. David Bohnert, Dr. Elise Hepworth and Mr. Josh Calkin. All of the guests are Wayne State Music professors. Over two separate days the clinicians worked . . .
Irish Vocalists Visit the Sioux City Symphony
What do 5 northeast students, the Orpheum Theater, Ireland and world class musicians have in common? Last weekend, several Lyons-Decatur Northeast students ventured to Iowa to enjoy the Sioux City Symphony with special guests The Celtic . . .
Northeast Jr. High Music Students Participate in Music Festival
For the first time the Lyons-Decatur Northeast Jr. High Music Department participated in the Wayne State College Middle School Music Festival. The annual festival is held to give middle school students the opportunity to display . . .
Music and Food Make A Great Recipe
What do you get when you mix fun music and delicious chili? You have the 2011 Chili Supper Concert of course! Since the beginning of man, music and food have made for a great recipe. The Northeast Music Department held its . . .
Maverick Pride comes to Northeast
The latest performing ensemble to grace to halls of LDNE is the University of Nebraska at Omaha Chamber Choir. The choir came all the way from Omaha to perform at an assembly for students. The assembly consisted of a . . .
Middle School Students Represent LDNE at Honor Band
Several music students had the opportunity to represent their school at the 2011 York Middle School Honor Band Festival. The festival included nearly 400 students in four different band from 21 Nebraska schools. In order to . . .
Dr. Antoine Clark Makes a House Call
The LDNE Music Department had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Antoine Clark as a clinician. What is a clinician? A clinician in the music world is expert who is normally from outside of the community that is asked to work with an . . .
Learning Cooperation, Communication & Conviction Through The Omaha Symphony
Recently Dorothy Connealy (Lyons-Decatur Northeast Elementary Music Teacher) took fifth and sixth grade students to the Durham Concerts For Youth Series. Students enjoyed a different kind of school day by attending the special . . .
The LDNE Music Department continues its tradition of sponsoring students trips to experience musicianship at its highest level. The latest trip was to Sioux City, Iowa for the Sioux City Rockestra performance. The . . .
Only LDNE high school students who are in good standing in all of their classes and wish to be challenged musically are nominated for honor choirs. Nearly 400 students took part in the ensemble that consisted of nearly 400 high . . .
Lyons-Decatur Northeast music students began second semester with honors. In a seven day period five music students took part in three separate music honor festivals. The closest honor festival was the Wayne State Honor Band . . .
LDNE Students Participate in Crete, Nebraska Honor Bands
Last week Doane College hosted the 2010 Festival of Winds. The Doane Festival of Winds, a.k.a Doane Honor Band, is held on the campus of Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. Nearly 400 students from over 60 schools around . . .
West Point Here We Come!
The LDNE high school chorus participated in the 2010 East Husker Conference Choral Clinic. The Choral Clinic, which was held at West Point Public, features LDNE, Oakland-Craig, West Point, Logan View, Stanton, North Bend, Wisner-Pilger, . . .
An Outstanding Jazz Ensemble Leaves Its Mark On LDNE Courtesy of the United States Air Force
NOTABLES Last week the famous "mini-Big Band" landed at Lyons-Decatur Northeast High School. The Notables is jazz ensemble that is one of the numerous ensembles that make up the Heartland of America Band out of Offutt Air Force Band . . .
LDNE Pep Band Wears Costumes
For the last regularly scheduled football game the LDNE Pep Band decided to wear costumes to fit the season. LDNE Junior Derek Swanson (D-Wrek) was the pep band's special guest for the evening. He started the game by playing . . .
Like most school organizations, the LDNE music department elects student leadership. The purpose of student leadership is to assist the director in many things such as attendance, organization, and planning. Music student leaders . . .
Elementary Band Embarks On Their First Tour!
Ladies and gentlemen now presenting the first ever LDNE Select Band! (And the crowd goes wild!) Recently the 2010 Select Band embarked on a tour that resulted in a stop in three towns. First, what is the . . .
Northeast's Got Talent!
Recently the Music Department Sponsored the First Annual Talent Show Extravaganza. With over 60 people in attendance the show was considered a success. The acts included The Kevin Krohn Experience, The Daniel Bridges Band, a vocal . . .
The 2010 Blair Honor Band took place at Otte Middle School in Blair, Nebraska. Jr. High students Heidi Miller and Darcey Simonsen were nominated to represent LDNE. The day included over 200 students, 48 schools, 2 bands, and . . .
Daniel Bridges Pays a Visit to the Music App. Crew
Recently Daniel Bridges visited the Music Appreciation Class. Daniel Bridges is the Lyons-Mirror Sun Editor and local musician. Mr. Bridges talked with students about how some of his first experiences with music and playing the . . .
The 20th of March the Class C Honor Band took place at Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska. Any student enrolled in a Class C Nebraska School can audition for one of the bands. The Honor Band Festival actually . . .
The 2010 Chili Supper and Concert was a great success! It featured all of the Lyons-Decatur Northeast Secondary Music Ensembles and then some. Several solos, duets, and small groups showed that LDNE has extremely talented . . .
The 10th annual York Middle School Honor Band Day was held recently at York High School. Lyons-Decatur Northeast nominated Heidi Miller as its representative. The Honor Band Day featured two seventh grade bands and two eighth . . .
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Music App. Class Goes to the National Music Museum
Recently the LDNE Music Appreciation class made the trip up north to the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. The students took the “Magical Mystery Tour” which guided students through instruments that influenced . . .
Every year Wayne State College invites area high school students to participate in the Wayne State Honor Choir. The Director of Choral Activities, Ronald R. Lofgren, led the high school ensemble in a full day of rehearsals and a . . .
The National Anthem is a symbol of strength, pride, history, and unity. Generation after generation of Americans have grown up with the anthem ingrained in their memories and hearts. It is an honor to be able to perform the . . .
Recently Wayne State College held its annual Festival of Bands. The Festival of Honor Bands occurs on the last Saturday of January each year and consists of three honor bands. The bands are comprised of High School and . . .
Tis the Season!
The Secondary Music Department displayed its own assortment of holiday cheer at its annual Christmas Concert. New additions to the concert scene were a vocal soloist, vocal duet, and a guitar ensemble along with all of the . . .
A Fun Night of Instrumental Music and the North Pole Radio
Nothing is more endearing during holidays than elementary students playing and singing their hearts out. The Elementary Music Christmas Concert was no exception. The elementary bands showed much holiday cheer with . . .
Recently 13 Lyons-Decatur Northeast students and Mr. Mayo went to a concert unlike any other. They attended a Sioux City Rockestra concert. What is a Rockestra? A Rockestra is a group that combines a rock band and singers with an . . .
This Is Only The Beginning!
The Fall Festival Concert recently took place in the high school gym. The concert featured all of the secondary Northeast music ensembles including the: High School Choir, Junior. High Band, Northeast Drumline, Junior High . . .
Students Learn to Appreciate the Guitar
The bell rings and students rush into Mr. Mayo's office to grab their guitars, but where are they going? The guitars are gone and the classroom is nearly empty. What could be going on? Then you hear it. Doh-ing. . . .
Recently the Northeast Band took part in the 2009 State Fair festivities by marching in the State Fair Marching Exposition. The Nebraska State Fair is the largest statewide celebration of the year. With this being its 140th year, this high . . .
John Mayo, in his first year as the Director of Music for Lyons-Decatur Northeast in Lyons, Nebraska. He directs all high school and junior high music ensembles as well as elementary band. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, John grew up in . . .