Friday, March 3, 2017

Photo Story: Celebrate Music In Nebraska’s Schools #‎MIOSM

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March is Music In Our Schools Month, a time to support the high-quality music education programs in our schools and boost the benefits Arts Education has on our students. We witnessed this impact last summer when we collaborated with Hear Nebraska for the Good Living Tour. For each stop on the summer concert tour, we invited students to perform as the opening act every night and more than 35 student musicians participated.

Below are a few of the photo highlights from the 2016 tour courtesy of Hear Nebraska. Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 Good Living Tour soon.

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Abbie Fraas a senior from Sidney Public Schools took to the stage on an early August evening. Fraas was the student representative from Sidney selected to participate in the All-National Honor Choir in November in Grapevine, TX.   

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Students from the surrounding area danced in their I Love Public Schools shirts in Lyons, NE.

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Hear Nebraska’s Gabriella Parsons shares stories and stickers with students in Lyons, NE.

28557222450_f16c7c62a8_oA talented trio of students opened the festivities in McCook, NE. 

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Music teacher Kelsey Hanshaw shares the stage with her student in Red Cloud, NE.

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Students from Grand Island High School performing for the

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Kearney High School Band members perform a heartfelt arrangement in remembrance of one of their fellow band members. 

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O’Neill senior Makenzie Peterson sings “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserable.

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Nine members of the Kearney High School band took to the stage during the summer concert opener. 

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Students K-12 from Perkins County line up to the stage on the third leg of the Hear Nebraska tour in Grant, NE. 

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Kelsey (left) and Lauren Osborne (right) sign the Star Spangled Banner to an O’Neill audience on a Sunday night.

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A Norfolk Public Schools string ensemble plays to a full crowd amid combined Food Truck Rally and Good Living Tour event.