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Mr. Robert S. Nygaard
Nominated by: NHSBDHOF
Apple Valley HS
Apple Valley, California


Robert S. Nygaard received the Bachelor in Music Education degree from Chadron State College in Nebraska in 1955. Additionally, he was awarded the Master of Fine Arts degree from Chadron State College in 1966. His Minatare High School Band was selected to represent the State of Nebraska in 1962 at the World Premiere of the motion picture, “The Music Man” in Mason City, Iowa. In 1966 his Barstow Unified School District Band was invited to perform for Robert F. Kennedy in San Bernardino, California. He is named in Who’s Who for Distinguished Writers and Composers of America. Additionally, the band performed for President Richard M. Nixon in Ontario, California.

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