De Smet music students embark on multi-state tour

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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About 75 De Smet High School and junior high school music students along with 14 adults, including two teachers, two nurses and 10 other chaperones, boarded two chartered busses in the wee hours Monday to embark on a six-day trip to Tennessee and Missouri.

 

DHS music students go on a big trip once every four years. This ensures that each music student has an opportunity to participate in at least one trip during his or her high school years.

 

DHS students have been going on these trips for 20 years. Until now, they have all been to New York City and Washington D.C., but this year, they decided to try something new.

 

“This is a history trip, too, and it will be full of music,” Kim Banks, one of the chaperones, said.

 

Students must raise money to pay for the trip.

 

“They don’t get this handed to them,” vocal teacher Penny Warne said.

 

Students and their parents have worked for the past four years raising funds.  Once they were old enough, many worked evenings one or two times a week unloading trucks in the shipping department of Ulti-Med Inc., a local diabetic supply manufacturer.

 

Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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