Top High School Musicians Recognized, Seven Blue Devils Earn All-State Chorus Honors

Top High School Musicians Recognized, Seven Blue Devils Earn All-State Chorus Honors
Courtesy of Wayne Community Schools.

WAYNE – Seven Wayne High musicians were selected as a member of one of the highest music honors attainable in Nebraska.

According to a release from Wayne Community Schools, approximately 3,000 of the best high school musicians in the state each year audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra. These auditions are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Education Association.

Among the 440 singers selected to be a part of the 2022 All-State Chorus, Wayne High had seven representatives.

WHS singers included Norah Armstrong (Soprano II), Olivia Hanson (Alto I), Laura Hasemann (Alto II), Aidan Bohnert (Tenor I), Eli Barner (Tenor II), Colby Raulston (Bass I) and Adrian Klinetobe (Bass II).

Guest conductor for the Nebraska All-State Choir was Dr. Sandra Snow, Professor of Choral Conducting and Music Education at the Michigan State University College of Music.

The chorus rehearsed last Wednesday, November 16 – Friday, November 18 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the host site of the 2022 NMEA Conference/Clinic.

A final public concert was held on Friday, November 18 at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

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