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Grand Island Northwest High School

School Mascot: Vikings

School Colors: Black/Gold

How many students are in your school? 785

How many are in your band? 104

What towns are your students from? Grand Island, Chapman, St. Libory, Dannebrog, Philips and St. Paul.

How many people live in your town? About 50,000

When was your school founded? 1963

Is your school consolidated? No

How many years has your band been attending the Harvest of Harmony? 50! It also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the school and the band program!

Miles traveled to Grand Island: 0

What songs will the band be playing this year? "New World Symphony" by Antonin Dvorak

Why did you choose those songs? It is good, solid music from orchestral repertoire; suits our program and our abilities well.

Interesting facts or trivia: We are celebrating our 50th year, in addition to celebrating brand new uniforms this season. We are traveling to San Diego to attend the Holiday Bowl, the Big Bay Balloon Parade, and to Anaheim, CA to play at Disneyland.

What previous awards has your band won? Class A first place last year at HoH, consistent superior ratings over the years, consistent high rating at HoH parade.

Queen Candidate: Julie Bruns

Drum majors: McKenzie Reed, Riley Shenk, Bailey Shubert

Band Director: Shawn Pfanstiel


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