Each year, over 2000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association.
Selection as a member of one of these groups is one of the highest musical honors attainable in Nebraska according to CCS Vocal Director Randy Hayes.
Kelly Meyer, chair of choral affairs for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, announced that Tyler Talbott, Tenor 1, and Lucas Bauerle, Bass 2, will be among the 442 students selected to be a part of the 2009 All-State Chorus.
Guest conductor for the group will be Elena Sharkova, Artistic Director of the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, San Jose, CA.
The chorus will rehearse Wednesday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 20, on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the host site of the 2009 NMEA Conference/Clinic. A final public concert will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m., at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus.