BISMARCK, North Dakota – Governor Doug Burgum today announced that the Bismarck Century High School Wind Ensemble and Jamestown High School Choir have been selected as the Governor’s Official Band and Choir Programs 2022-2023.
“Congratulations to these two outstanding groups of young people who are doing an outstanding job representing their schools, their communities and our state,” Burgum said. “Music and the arts make schools and communities more vibrant and culturally rich, and the Century High School Wind Ensemble and Jamestown High School Choir are shining examples of the incredibly talented musicians in our North Dakota schools.”
The Century High School Wind Ensemble is currently under the direction of Chris Dasovick. The ensemble consists of 47 students who perform at a large number of community, regional, and state events and competitions, as well as for audiences in other states as part of the school marching band. The ensemble performs numerous concerts each year, has consistently received the highest ratings at festivals across the country, and has been recognized for its excellence by some of the country’s top conductors. Members are regularly selected for one of North Dakota’s all-state music ensembles.
The Jamestown High School Choir, under the direction of Cheryl McIntyre, is made up of 85 of Jamestown High School’s finest singers. Students perform a variety of male, female, and mixed selections and have the opportunity to participate in the student-choreographed Show Choir. Members compete in North Dakota State Music, with a number of them receiving stars. Throughout the year, the choir performs in numerous concerts and students share their talents in businesses, long-term care facilities and elementary schools in the community.
“We again thank the students of the Larimore High School Senior Choir and the Bismarck Legacy High School Wind Ensemble for representing musicians across the state over the past year,” Burgum said. “Your participation in the State of the State Address highlighted the talent and success of your musical programs. »
The Governor’s Band and Chorus was selected from nominations submitted by school and civic groups from across the state based on their musical talent, accomplishments and community involvement. They may be invited to perform at official state functions throughout the year.