The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Final concert is fitting send-off for MS director

Lavila Nelson concludes 33-year career at H-M-S

 

May 27, 2021

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Middle school Principal Mark Dorhout shares a few words about retiring band director Lavila Nelson during last week's concert.

The final concert of 2020-21 was an appropriate send-off for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School's longtime instrumental director.

The seventh and eighth grade concert band, jazz band and choir presented their last performance on May 18. The students also recognized their director, Lavila Nelson, who is retiring after 35 years of teaching, with all but two being at H-M-S.

In the program notes, Nelson thanked all those who made the years of making music at H-M-S a wonderful experience.

"In my 33 years at H-M-S Middle School, I've had the pleasure of working with a lot of great kids, colleag...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021