Young Americans generate energy, wonderful music
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
About 100 students in grades three through 12 at Chase County Schools learned, literally, at the feet of masters this week in preparation for a concert Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Forty-five Young Americans were in town to teach the students singing and dancing for the concert.
The Young Americans were to provide the entertainment the first part of the concert at the school. The students were then each divided into three age groups to show off their new talents.
The Young Americans is a 50-year old non-profit organization with a college in California and groups on tour throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan at the moment.
A spokesman said Young Americans began as a choir and was the first in the country to add movement and dance.
The group in Imperial the first part of the week consisted of young adults from the U.S., Australia and Japan. There were also several from Nebraska.
Individuals have toured with the group anywhere from one to eight years.
The Young Americans began teaching the students Monday afternoon after school. Their enthusiasm and energy rapidly transferred to their students.