Hayfield School's Superintendent Gregg Slaathaug, had the sad duty to share the news that longtime band director Dennis Conroy passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday morning. The school was notified by law enforcement.

Conroy was 54 and 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.

Slaathaug says that comfort areas and counseling services are being made available to students and staff.

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