A virtual, year end, Sun Prairie High School Band Concert helped say goodbye to SPHS seniors and farewell to two SPHS band directors, David Rush and Steve Sveum -- Rush after 6 years and Mr. Sveum after 35 years in the SunĀ  Prairie Area School District (SPASD). Since 1967 only three people have directed the Sun Prairie High School Wind Ensemble: Ray Hawkinson (1967-78), Bernie Powers (1978-2004) and Steve Sveum (2004-20). SPHS congratulated the communal effort of staff, students, parents and community who have shared in the importance of music education in the SPASD. Embedded in the video is also the only time current band staff performed together as a tribute to seniors in a rendering of "The Water is Wide" arranged by SPHS alum Jon Nelson. The SPHS Band Department especially thanked seniors for their leadership and contributions throughout their SPHS days and during the new era of "virtual" learning, adding, "Best of Luck seniors in your future endeavors - we will miss you!" The concert features the 4 SPHS Concert Bands, a guest appearance by the Hikarigaoka All Girls HS band from Japan and a performance by SPASD band directors.

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