Nicolet High School students to perform at Carnegie Hall

Posted at 1:02 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 07:11:21-04
Nicolet High School’s orchestra is heading to Carnegie Hall to perform on Friday. They’ll be playing one of the biggest stages in the country and this is a dream come true for this talented group.
They've put in hours of practice for the big performance.
"How do you get to Carnegie hall, practice, practice, practice and these kids have definitely been practicing," said Jamin Hoffman, the orchestra director.
Forty-four students are going to make the most out of New York City as they play a piece from famous Czech composer Dvorak.
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so we're going to be sure to soak in every moment of it," said Neville Nazareth, a sophomore.
They've hosted several fundraisers to help pay for the trip.
"Very thankful for all the help we've received and we're sure this will be a lifetime memory for these kids," said Hoffman.
This is dream come true for Hoffman who says the school was invited after winning best orchestra at a festival in Orlando, which is very meaningful because some students thought they've never get this chance.
"When I first came here this is something I wasn't expecting to happen but like once it did, I thought it was a great opportunity," said freshman Allen Stribling.
The trip won't just be work. Students plan to have fun in the big apple as well visiting the Statue of Liberty and going to a Broadway show. They perform on April 14 at 3:30 p.m.
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