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Monson & Partsch Selected to All-State

Two Lourdes Central Catholic students were selected to the Nebraska Music Educators Association All-State Ensembles. Luke Partsch (French Horn), junior, was selected for Band and Piper Monson (Soprano), senior, was selected for Choir. This is the third year that both Piper and Luke have been selected to the All-State Ensemble.


Each year, approximately 3,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Education Association.


Selection as a member of one of these groups is one of the highest music honors attainable in Nebraska.  Guest conductor for the group will be Patrick Sheridan, one of the most celebrated tuba soloists in his instrument’s history and performer in more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. The All-State Band will rehearse Wednesday, November 14th through Friday, November 16th on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the host site of the 2018 NMEA Conference/ Clinic. A final public concert will be held on Friday, November 16th at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.