Young Americans arriving here next week; concert is Nov. 14
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
On Monday, 120 students in grades 3-12 at Chase County Schools were signed up for workshops with The Young Americans.
The traveling music group of young adults will work with local students for three days, Nov. 12-14, then present an evening concert Nov. 14. Workshop students will be part of the show’s second act.
This year’s visit follows a successful stop by The Young Americans in February 2013. The concert that night filled the Longhorn gym.
Jodie Liess, K-6 music director, is coordinating The Young Americans’ visit to Imperial.
She said she expected more students to sign up for the workshops this week and next. Cost for CCS students is $25.
Youths will attend workshops Nov. 12 from 4 to 9 p.m., Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and prior to the Nov. 14 concert, when a dress rehearsal is also scheduled.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. Nov. 14 concert, which this year, follows a “Turn Up the Music” theme.
Music from The Beach Boys, N’SYNC, One Direction, Celine Dion and The Temptations will be included.
Tickets for the show will be available next week, Liess said, after the workshops Thursday and Friday. They’ll also be sold at the door. Prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students (grade 12 and younger).
Families hosting two or more students will receive two free tickets to the show in the VIP seating area.
Liess said there is still a slight need for housing for next week’s visitors. She can be contacted at the school, 308-882-4304, by families interested.
Liess said The Young Americans will donate a portion of the workshop fees back to the CCS music departments.