LaCognata reassigned to National Music Museum

Starting Jan. 1, the National Music Museum (NMM) will have a new person assisting with collections. John LaCognata, director of bands for the Fine Arts Department at USD, is moving to the NMM to assist with transitioning collections from Julian Hall and the South Dakota Union back to the museum. LaCognata conducted the symphonic and […]

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Symphonic band plays on through COVID restrictions

The University of South Dakota’s Symphonic band performed a concert last Sunday. The event was live-streamed over USD’s live music website. As with all things, COVID-19 has also affected the band. Live streaming is not new to musicians. In the past years, the Symphonic band has streamed its events and concerts, so families of players […]

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Tanagers boys soccer downs James Valley Christian 4-1

Boys Soccer The Tanager boys soccer team hosted James Valley Christian Saturday at Vermillion. The Tanagers beat the Vikings 4-1. The Tanagers were able to hold off the Vikings during the first half going into halftime 1-0. After the break, the Tanagers scored three more times bringing the score to 4-0.  During the final minute […]

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Recruiting dead period affects local senior

The NCAA extended the recruiting dead period through Sept. 30 for all Division I sports. For high schoolers across the country looking to compete at the next level, this presents challenges in finding the best school for them. Under the dead period, all in-person recruiting isn’t allowed. Coaches and recruits aren’t allowed to meet face to […]

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