Nine students from Fairbury High School were selected to attend the Smoky Hills Winds Festival held at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Students enjoyed two days of rehearsals led by Teresa Purcell, Doctoral Wind Band Conducting Candidate from Oklahoma State University. Kansas Wesleyan Director of Bands, Dr. Sarah Bernard-Stevens, a Nebraska-native, coordinated the festival. Students attending were: Ashley Griffee, Jerod Hughes, Traislynn Nicholson, Jordan Ruhnke, Zaccary Snyder, Kaylee Sipek, Alexis Tracy, Megg Vaughn, and Hannah Yantz. Zacc Snyder and Megg Vaughn were recognized for their fourth year of participating in the honor band.
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