Eight students from Lincoln North Star High School, four from Lincoln Christian and three from Lincoln East were among 262 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in the 24th annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band, which performed June 2 during Shrine Bowl festivities in Kearney.
Participating were Madison and Morgan Boss, daughters of Shannon and Alicia Boss; Nyagoa Choat, daughter of Nyaruot Majiok; Kirin DeWitt, daughter of Mike and Jodi DeWitt; Paige Eilers, daughter of James and Julie Eilers; Rylie Eilers, daughter of James and Julie Eilers; Victoria Foster, daughter of James and Jennifer Foster; Kaylyn Johnson, daughter of Eric and Heather Johnson; Katrina Kendle, daughter of Wade and Deb Kendle; Kaley Love, daughter of Nick and Tabitha Love; Jourdan Rood, daughter of Aaron and Rhonda Rood; Sydney Skeels, daughter of Kimberly and Jeremy Skeels; Abby Streckfuss, daughter of Matt and Nikole Streckfuss; Jacob Vollbrecht, son of Eric and Stacey Vollbrecht; and Jarod Wenger, son of Shane and Celeste Wenger.
The band members devoted four days of intense practice starting May 29 to learn the music, marching steps and field formations. The band gave its first public performance with a concert at Harmon Park June 1. The band led the Shrine Bowl Parade in Kearney June 2, and it performed the pre-game national anthem and during halftime of the 60th annual Shrine Bowl football game at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium, on Foster Field, at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.