Hayfield, MN., School Superintendent Gregg Slaathaug, says longtime band director Dennis Conroy has passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday morning. He was 54.
Slaathaug said authorities contacted the district around 5 a.m. to notify them of Conroy’s passing. A cause of death was not released.
Conroy had worked in the Hayfield district for 23 years and directed the junior and senior high concert bands, the 5th-grade beginning band, 6th-grade intermediate band, senior high marching band, senior high pep band and the senior high jazz ensemble. Continue reading