(507) 477-3235 9 Sixth Ave SE, Hayfield, MN 55940

Liz Fjerstad

Hayfield Elementary Music Teacher

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HES Holiday Concert 2017 Pictures


My Name Is America

Classroom Pictures


KTTC News Report

For Veterans Day, Hayfield Elementary students (K-5) will be singing a song by Hayfield’s very own composer, Kurt Orning.  Kurt lives in the Oslo area and graduated from Hayfield High School.  His song, “My Name Is America”, has had almost 1,600,000 views on youtube and in 2012 it was #1 on the IndieWorld Country Charts.  Please enjoy this patriotic song by Kurt Orning:

“My Name Is America”! on youtube

Kurt Orning has recorded two albums of his own music.  His most recent album is entitle, “Nothing On Earth” by the O Boys.  To listen to more of Kurt’s music, please visit minnesotanicemusic.com


Veterans Day 2016

Mill City String Quartet 2016


On Friday, October 28th, the Mill City String Quartet visited our elementary music room. They are a group of professional musicians based out of Minneapolis. Minnesota Public Radio graciously sponsered the group and it was a free performance for any public school.

The string quartet consisted of 2 violins, a viola and a cello. The group performed a 45 minute show for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. They told the kids about their instruments and explored how music makes us feel. At the end, our kids asked some very insightful questions. Through these questions we learned how musicians record music for movies, that the cello that was played was made in 1865 and a lot of other interesting facts.


HES Spring Concert 2016 pictures



HES Holiday Concert 2015 pictures


 2015 Spring Concert Pictures

Opera Concert 2015

Alissa Magallon, from the MN Opera, worked with all of our students yesterday during music class.  KTTC, KAAL, FOX47 and the Post Bulletin came to cover our story.  The Star Herald will be covering us in their April 16th publication.

Post Bulletin Video

Post Bulletin Article

Report from FOX47