Imperial readies for Young Americans
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Chase County Schools (CCS) students in grades 3-12 are getting ready to welcome The Young Americans next week. The group travels throughout the United States and abroad to bring music to schools.
Forty-five members are arriving in Imperial to begin presenting a workshop to students Monday and Tuesday after school, with a grand finale public performance Wednesday night. Students will perform with The Young Americans at 7 p.m. that evening.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults and $8 for students, available at the door.
The workshop is open to any CCS student. There is a $57 registration fee, which includes a t-shirt to be worn during the performance.
Scholarships are available, according to Jodie Liess, elementary vocal music teacher, who was instrumental in bringing the group to Imperial.
The first-year CCS teacher had welcomed The Young Americans at the Cambridge School District over the past 15 years.
Liess said the cast is staying with host families Sunday through Wednesday nights.
Students and the public will be able to welcome The Young Americans to town Sunday night when the PTO sponsors a Super Nacho dinner from 6-8 p.m. at the school.
The group will be arriving about that time. Liess said students will be able to get to know the cast at the free-will donation meal.
Proceeds will fund scholarships for students attending the workshop, as the school wants all who are interested to be able to attend.
People wanting more information may contact either Liess or Secondary Vocal Music Teacher Randy Hayes at (308) 882-4304 at CCS.