Four area students were selected for the 49th annual High Plains Honor Band and Choir held February 1-2, 2021, at Chadron State College. Usually open to more students, this year’s pandemic kept the selections to about 65 singers, and less for the bands.
Bridgeport Junior Lucas Smith and Freshman Eden Strawn, as well as Senior Hannah Vath of Leyton, were selected for the choir, while Holden Syverson of Leyton was chosen to play trumpet. Due to the further restrictions set forth by those in leadership positions at the college, the number of students was further reduced to 22 singers and 16 brass members, eliminating the opportunity for all except Vath.
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