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GISH to host Sing Around Nebraska 2022 event


Many voices will fill the Grand Island Senior High Auditorium in January, as the school will host a satellite location for Sing Around Nebraska on Saturday, January 22.

Sing Around Nebraska is a full-day choral opportunity for fourth through sixth grade students to foster their love of singing.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR SING AROUND NEBRASKA AT GISH

James Holys, a music teacher at Wasmer and Seedling Mile elementaries, is the Grand Island site co-chair for Sing Around Nebraska and the Nebraska Choral Directors Association.

“I am very happy that we can offer this opportunity to our GIPS students and students from surrounding areas,” Holys shared, “Nothing brings joy more than children making beautiful music together as one. I am so excited we all get to create something beautiful together on January 22!”

There will be up to 160 students participating in the event. Students who are interested in participating are nominated by their teacher. Districts participating in the event hosted at GISH are: Grand Island Public Schools, Grand Island Northwest Public Schools, Holdrege, Fairfield, Seward, Giltner, and Wood River. 

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. for students, who rehearse all day for a performance at 4 p.m. that night. Students will get to work with guest choral conductor, Dr. Clark Roush, who has conducted at York College for 36 years.

The public is invited to attend the Sing Around Nebraska performance at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the GISH Auditorium (2124 N. Lafayette Ave., Grand Island). Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person plus a $1.94 service fee. Tickets are only available online on Eventbrite

More about guest conductor, Dr. Clark Roush:

Dr. Clark Roush is in his 36th year at York College where he is the Endowed Chair for the Performing Arts, conducts the Concert Choir, and chairs the music department. His choirs have appeared at various Nebraska Choral Directors Association events and multiple times at the state convention of the Nebraska Music Education Association. The Concert Choir has also performed with the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra and with Eric Whitacre in New York City. Roush has been a choral headliner several times at the NMEA convention and has served in several roles on the board of NCDA. He is frequently contracted as a guest conductor/clinician or adjudicator for various vocal/choral events. Dr. Roush studied music education, conducting, and choral literature at Harding University (BA), the University of Iowa (MA), Eastman School of Music (post MA), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PhD). 

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