Southeast Regional Spelling Bee hosted at USD

A South Dakota student is one step closer to making the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the Southeast Regional Spelling Bee. Coordinated by USD, the Southeast Regional Spelling Bee is a qualifier for the Scripps Spelling Bee where the winner advances on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Those that advance […]

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USD Symphony Orchestra in concert

USD Symphony Orchestra will be performing their concert in Aalfs Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The orchestra will feature guest cello soloist Sonja Kraus, a USD faculty member who will be performing “Variations Symphoniques” by French composer Leon Boellman. Luis Viquez, director of orchestras and music director of the USD Symphony Orchestra, said the […]

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USD Concert Band and Symphonic Band Perform Together

The University of South Dakota Concert Band and Symphonic Band have been practicing for many months for their Concert Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium. The Concert Band and Symphonic Band will be performing many different pieces throughout the night and will come together to perform. The bands hope to represent all of […]

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USD bands to perform at first concert of semester

The University of South Dakota bands are set to showcase their musical abilities at their first concert of the year Oct. 7 with jazz, marches, film music and more. The Jazz Ensemble I, The Sound of USD marching band and the USD Symphonic Band will perform a variety of music throughout the evening. The bands […]

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USD Announces top seven Dakota Days royalty candidates

On Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. USD announced the top seven candidates for Mr. and Miss Dakota. The event was hosted by Morgan Jaco and Ntombi Ngeleka at Aalfs auditorium. This event celebrated the first day of USD’s Dakota Days. One of the candidates who made it to the top seven was Brady Samuelson who […]

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USD Symphony Orchestra performs winter concert

The USD Symphony Orchestra presented their winter concert Friday. Due to COVID-19, the performance had limited attendance by invitation only and was live-streamed for others to virtually attend. Director of Orchestras Luis Viquez said that they have followed all USD mandates, but preparing the orchestra for this concert had its challenges due to COVID-19. “We […]

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