January 29, 2019

Night of the Arts: Lead-Deadwood High School Band

The Lead-Deadwood High School band will host an evening of music at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) on Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The Bernie Williams Award for History recipients will also be recognized and given a certificate at the beginning of the event. Night of the Arts is open to the public; admission is by donation and wheelchair accessible. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.

The Lead-Deadwood High School (LDHS) band is under the direction of Mick Dragoo. The Lead-Deadwood High School instrumental music students are in preparations for their annual Solo/Ensemble Contest which takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. This event involves several hundred music students from schools throughout the western part of South Dakota. The contest will be held at the Rushmore Civic Center in Rapid City. Students will be performing solos and participating in ensembles ranging from two to twenty in front of judges who will provide ratings and valuable comments to help the students improve their performing skills.

LDHS will have a total of 30 students participating, 12 are instrumental students. This is not a part of the normal activities for students involved. It is for students who want to go above and beyond the normal requirements to help improve their skills and to add an extra challenge.

Deadwood History’s Education Director, Amanda Brown, will present the Lead-Deadwood band with a check in the amount of $850. The gift is funded through the generous support of the Walter and Frances Green Charitable Trust.

The event is co-sponsored by Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, and Walter and Frances Green Charitable Trust.


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