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BRLD Boosters Club

" Help  Support  Our  BRLD  Athletes " "The BRLD Booster Club invites all parents and supporters of the BRLD Wolverines to become Booster Club members. We are committed to providing support to all BRLD . . .

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Free Pre-Participation Sports Screens

Free Pre-Participation Sports Screens

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NSAA Baseball District B-3

NSAA Baseball District B-3 starts May 4th @ 6:00 PM

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Free Pre-Participation Sports Screens

FREE Pre-Participation SPORTS SCREENS Tuesday, June 5th Grades 9 thru 12 at Fremont Health Medical Center from 5:30 - 7:30 PM  

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Fall Craft Show

Fall Craft Show

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BRLD Wolverine Fight Song

BRLD WOLVERINE FIGHT SONG   Wolverines, fight together They will guard and win for . . .

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Mr. Smoot

Music Teacher

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2016 Junior Academy of Sciences

2016 JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCES COMPETITION RESULTS ANNOUNCED   Thirty-three junior high school students and 28 senior high school students from across the state recently competed in the Nebraska Junior Academy of . . .

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Students Compete at Science

Students Compete at Science Fair Four win awards, two move on to state competition By Jamie Horter, Lyons Mirror-Sun Lyons-Decatur students presented their scientific work at the Nebraska Junior Academies of Science. Four . . .

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2015 Homecoming Candidates

2015 Homecoming Candidates Mickayla Petersen, Jaime Raabe, Abigail Peterson Marcus Hegy, Alec Andersen, Martin Long

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New Playground

    New Playground Equipment   Thanks to all who helped make it possible!  

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November 11th....A Time of Remembrance

Veterans Day Program

On Veterans Day, November 11th, LDNE students and staff welcomed veterans, parents, grandparents and friends to the annual Veterans Day program. In spite of the very cold morning many people attended the program. FFA members greeted our . . .

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2014-2015 Cougar Pom Squad

Pom Squad 2014-2015 Written by freshman Amanda Alford Edited by Mrs. Mace With no cheer this year, it all falls on the pom squad to get the home crowd excited about our school spirit! So far, they have been busy learning new routines, . . .

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Empower Your Genius

Empower Your Genius! Written by freshman Sophia Henneman   The Lyons-Decatur School is starting the 2014-2015 year with a new motto, “Unleash the Genius Within You”. The motto is simply saying everybody is . . .

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LDNE students and staff are back to school

Students and staff are back in the hallways of LDNE. School opened for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday August 13th, staff returned to work on Monday for inservice. Almost 25 new students joined classes preschool through 12th grade . . .

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CPR Class for the freshmen

CPR and First Aid has been offered to our Freshman class this year.  I am not a certified instructor but thought that it would be a great opportunity for our students to become certified so I contacted Al Hoover to come in and teach the . . .

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Saturday, May 10th, was the day the Class of 2014 had been waiting for. Sixteen seniors are now official alumni of Lyons-Decatur Northeast School. Seniors marched in to the band playing "Pomp and Circumstance" followed by Alex Brehmer's . . .

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"The Fabulous 50's"

The Junior Class Presents Prom 2014

Saturday April 12th, the junior class of LDNE hosted "The Fabulous 50's" for the senior class. Prom night began at 5:00 with juniors, seniors and their dates arriving at  Logan Valley Manor. Each year students visit to share their . . .

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Third Times A Charm

Lyons-Decatur Honor band Festival The Lyons-Decatur music department was proud to hold the 3rd annual Lyons-Decatur honor band Festival on Saturday, March 15th. There was thirteen schools attended. The schools were Archbishop Bergan, . . .

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Chili Supper Cook Off Concert 2014

With the smell of homemade chili in the air it was hard to resist coming to the first annual Chili Supper Cook Off Concert. This year was different compared to the past because this year we added a twist to just eating chili and having a . . .

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Festival Recital 2014

With the sounds of trumpets, pianos, amazing voices, and much more the Fall Recital on February 28, 2014 was a great experience. There were 15 acts ranging from vocal solos to band instrument solos and small ensembles to great piano meddles. . . .

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Students at Lyons-Decatur have been traveling the world!

Video Conferencing at Lyons-Decatur Northeast

Video Conferencing at Lyons-Decatur Northeast Through the magic of Video Conferencing technology students at Lyons-Decatur have been making contacts with people in several states and even foreign countries.  The Video Conferencing . . .

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EHC Honor Band

The sounds of many instruments can be over powering but together at the East Husker Conference Honor Band (EHC) they sounded beautiful beyond belief. There were 5 people that went, Heidi Miller, Brent Miller, Martin Long, Jessie Mutum, and . . .

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WSC Honor Choir 2014

Voices with the sounds of millions! Thats what over 230 students from grades 9-12 sounded like February 7, 2014 at Wayne State College Honor Choir, with 24 schools attendingThe day was jam-packed with rehearsals all day, which was fun but . . .

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Dave retires from the Yellow Bus

Thanks for everything

Thanks Dave Armstrong for 7 years of driving students and staff where they needed to go. On Friday, January 31st, Dave retired from LDNE. He logged many miles taking students to their activities and bringing students to school; morning, noon . . .

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LDNE Students Go to Boot Camp

Thanks to the National Guard

Thanks to Annie Kobza from the National Guard, last Wednesday LDNE students had an awesome workout through their inflatable "Boot Camp". All ages had the opportunity to participate in racing through tubes, climbing a wall and sliding to the . . .

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Congratulations Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to all of the Lyons-Decatur students that earned their names on the 2nd quarter and 1st semester honor rolls. Most of these students are in several extra-curricular activities, work and maintain a high GPA. Thanks to all of . . .

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In Music Technology we do many things, but the most fun thing we do in this class is learn songs on the ipad. But how is this? We use the GarageBand application. GarageBand is a apple product software. When using the ipad you can choose an . . .

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Something to Talk About!

The music department has many special classes for students to participate and add into their lives. In the music department there are three classes students in 9-12, one that 7-12, and one that is only Junior High can be involved in. The . . .

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Here at Lyons Decatur Northeast we have a class called Music Technology. It is a class where students write articles for the newspaper paper, organize and produce all secondary concerts, and too perform as the Northeast iPad Ensemble. This . . .

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2013 Lyons-Decatur Winter Recital

The Lyons-Decatur music department held a winter recital Friday December, 14th. Everyone did a great job. Many students played “Jingle Bells”, Yannick Yessoufou on the piano, Rusty Hardeman on the trombome, Mason Lami on the . . .

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It Is Starting To look Like Christmas

Secondary Christmas Concert

On Friday, December, 6th the high school had their Christmas concert. The High school Choir started the Concert by singing “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Christmas Time is Here,”and “Give us Hope.” . . .

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East Husker Conference Honor Choir

Two hundred students sing

There were 8 girls from Lyons-Decatur Northeast high school choir went to Humphrey Public School, on November 11,2013 . They left at 10:30. It was very cold and snowy. It took about an hour and a half to get there. There were 17 high school . . .

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Elkhorn Valley Choral Clinic

The 2013 Elkhorn Valley Choral Clinic, was where 18 total schools came and sang located in Tilden Nebraska

For the 43rd annual Elkhorn Valley Choral Clinic, Junior High students from 17 different schools, sang songs that they had been practicing. This event took place in Tilden Nebraska. The Clinician was Mrs. Cleste Ditter. Lyons Decatur was one . . .

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2013 Fall Festival Concert

On Monday October 21st, 2013 the Music Department held a concert. There were many ensembles who did a fantastic job. The Highschool Choir sang Praise His Holy Name, Home, America The Beautiful, Kyrie, and the Cup Song. Their accompanist was . . .

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Sioux City Symphony

Featuring Tiempo Libre

The Sioux City Symphony held on Saturday, October 19th. Mr. John Mayo brought along ten music students who include: Jacob, Ryan, Amanda, Cassidy, Kassandra, Jesika, Emma, Amelia, Bow, and last but not least Jarret. The symphony took place at . . .

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Congratulations to 1st Quarter Honor Roll Students

Q1 Honor Roll   Distinction Miller, Heidi B (12), Riecken, Dakota E (12), Henneman, Chevy J (11), Anderson, Alec R (10), Collins, Tessie L (10), Haskell, Brianne K (10), Long, Martin A (10), Miller, Brent R (10), Vetick, Brock . . .

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Harvest of Harmony

 On  October 5 , 2013 15 Northeast music students went to Harvest of Harmony. They  got up at   5 a.m.   and went to Grand Island. It was a very cold day ,but they really enjoyed the parade.The students watched . . .

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Keep Your Pep Band Spirit Alive!

Pep Band Keeping It Rolling

PEP BAND! PEP BAND! PEP BAND! This magnificent group of people are keeping the Cougar spirit at its peek, with songs like My Sharona, Sweet Caroline, and Iron Man they are keeping it pumping. Pep Band is great to come see at every home game . . .

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Music Tech and Music Appreciation!!!

Music Technology is an exciting class where some of the students play music such as Same Love or Sail on IPads. The Northeast iPad Ensemble is glad to present the iPad music to you with some of our best music students. The iPads are the . . .

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Technology Advances at LDNE!

Technology Advances at LDNE! Written by 9th Grader Bren Shatto Remember those old days of pen and paper? They are now over with our new MacBook Air! Starting this year we are a Google school which means we are all on the Google Cloud. . . .

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Junior Class Selling Cougar T-Shirts! Buy One Today!

Junior Class Selling Cougar T-Shirts! Buy One Today! The theme for LDNE 2013 Homecoming Week is "Keep the Cougar Spirit Alive!". To raise money and school spirit, the Junior class is selling t-shirts. The juniors hope to have everyone wear . . .

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LDNE's Remarkable New Track

LDNE’s Remarkable New Track  Written by 9th Grader Brock Vetick  The Lyons-Decatur Northeast track teams now have an outstanding new track and runways to compete and practice on! This new track will greatly impact our . . .

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May Madness 2013

Elementary Counts Down the End-of-the-Year

Elementary students will begin the countdown to the last day of school starting Wednesday, May 1st. We call our countdown...."May Madness". Each day of May marks a fun event for the kids to participate in.  Click on the link below to . . .

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Family Fun Fitness Night

Family Fun Fitness Night 2013 was held on Tuesday, March 26. More than 50 elementary kids plus their families participated in the event. Students were able to play basketball, pickle ball, ping pong, scooters, dance-dance revolution, and many . . .

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Dr. Seuss’s 109th Birthday Celebration at the School

Dr. Seuss’s 109th Birthday Celebration at the School Written by Sophomore Chevy Henneman Do you like green eggs and ham I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham -Dr. Seuss (Green Eggs and Ham) On Monday, March 2nd the . . .

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Morningside Honor Choir

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 . . .

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Northeast Sound

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 . . .

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Fall Performances

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 . . .

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Written by freshman Marcus Hegy What do you think of when you hear the word homecoming? Usually dancing and   talking to friends, right? Wrong. This year's homecoming was nothing like that. . . .

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Pep Band

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 . . .

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Harvest of Harmony

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 . . .

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VFW Presents Color at Football Game

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 . . .

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New Music Class at LDNE

  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 . . .

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Lyons Decatur Band Heads to State Fair

    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, . . .

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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 . . .

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Sioux City Brule Symphony

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Nine Northeast Students Experience Nebraska's Finest

Once again the Northeast Music Department was on the move!  This time the destination was Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska.   The 2011 Nebraska State Marching Competition took place there.  The competition . . .

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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. . . .

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Curtains Please!

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 . . .

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Coming To A Town Near You!

When one thinks of a tour, what comes to mind?  U2? Usher? Maybe Taylor Swift?  Now one can add the Lyons-Decatur Northeast Select Band to the list of hot music tours to come to the area.   Recently sixteen elementary band . . .

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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. . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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YORK 2011

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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ROCKESTRA-What Time Is It?

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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, . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Select Band 2010

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 . . .

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2010 Talent Show Extravaganza

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 . . .

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2010 Blair Honor Band

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 . . .

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Music Appreciation Has A Special Guest

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 . . .

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2010 Class C Honor Band

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 . . .

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2010 Chili Supper and Concert

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 . . .

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York Middle School Honor Band

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 Podcast Folder

To View Music Videos from Podcast Folder

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A Magical Mystery Tour

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 popular . . .

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Wayne State Honor Choir 2010

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 . . .

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And The Home of The Brave: Students Perform the National Anthem

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 . . .

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Wayne State Honor Band

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 . . .

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Secondary Christmas Concert 09

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 . . .

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Elementary Music Christmas Concert 09

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 . . .

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Rockin' With the Sioux City Rockestra!

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 . . .

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Fall Festival Concert A Success!

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 . . .

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Music Appreciation Class Plays Guitar

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. . . .

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Northeast Band Marches At 2009 State Fair

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 . . .

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Meet Mr. Mayo

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 . . .

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