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An Orchard sophomore has been chosen for one of the highest music honors in Nebraska.
Avery Cheatum will be among the 440 students selected to be a part of the 2018 All-State Chorus.
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.
Guest conductor for the chorus group will be Z. Randall Stroope, an American composer, conductor and lecturer. He has published more than 165 works, with Oxford University Press, Carl Fischer, Alliance Music Publishing, Walton, Colla Voce, and Lorenz.
The All-State Chorus will rehearse Wednesday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 16 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, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.