Monday, October 27, 2014 Arnold High School hosted the annual Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference (MNAC) Choral Clinic. Approximately 90 choral music students from 8 conference schools attended the one-day choral clinic held at the Arnold Community Center. The students rehearsed from 9:00 a.m. throughout the day, preparing seven songs for the evening concert at 6:30 p.m.
The clinician for the day was Leah Purdy, vocal music instructor from North Platte High School. Mrs. Purdy did her undergraduate studies at Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Ne. and received her Masters’ degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has been the vocal music teacher at North Platte High School for 11 years. Married to Ryan Purdy, Mrs. Purdy is the mother of three children.
The piano accompanist for the clinic was Mrs. Donna Pucket, of North Platte Community College.
Schools attending the clinic were Anselmo-Merna, directed by DeAnna Baker; Ansley, directed by Bev Deaver; Brady, directed by Valerie Pohlman; Callaway, directed by Connie Rigler; Litchfield, directed by Andrea Placke; Sargent and Loup County at Taylor, directed by Kayla White; and Arnold, directed by Chrysanne Bailey.
Songs performed were Jubilate Alleluia, by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog), arranged by Jeff Funk, Circle ‘Round the Moon by Mark Hierholzer, Early in the Morning, arranged by Douglas E. Wagner, Say Something, arranged by Alan Billingsley, Requiem, arranged by Craig Hella Johnson, and An American Anthem, arranged by Greg Gilpin.
Meals for the day were served by Mr. Clay Mohr and the Football team and Dru Magill and the After Prom Parents. Melody Coleman coordinated the meals and helped publicize the event.
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