Young Americans performance shouldn’t be missed

Published 10:31 am Tuesday, November 6, 2007

By Staff
The Young Americans musical group was founded to reflect a positive and honest image of our nation's youth through music and dance. As this editorial is being read, around 250 area students are getting the opportunity to work, rehearse and perform different acts with some of the most talented singers and dancers involved with the group.
Students have been hard at work for the last two days, learning dance moves, getting demonstration performances by the Young Americans, being educated in the areas of auditing, vocal technique, stage movement, sound and recording techniques, musical theatre and dance and much more.
High school seniors have the opportunity to try out for the Young Americans and be part of the nationally known group. A lot of past Niles High School graduates have been part of this amazing group and Niles' own Bill Brawley is the director of Young Americans.
If you get a chance, check out the Young Americans performance tonight or Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Niles High School. One thing is for sure – you will not be disappointed.
The Young Americans was founded in 1962, and was the first group to put choreography to choral singing and, with national television exposure in the '60s and '70s, gave birth to the entire 'show choir' movement.
Today, literally thousands of singing groups in major amusement parks, high schools and colleges across the nation can trace their roots to the Young Americans. Among its 3,000 plus alumni are professionals in motion pictures, television, radio, recording and on Broadway.