The Young Americans Host Turn Up the Music National Tour in Hermon and Orono High Schools

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Bangor, Maine (WABI) Turn Up The Music National Tour, presented by The Young Americans, is making a stop at Hermon High School September 21st-23rd and at Orono High School September 24th-25th to work with students in grades 3 through 12.

The Young Americans is a non-profit organization and performing group based in Southern California. First founded in 1962 by Milton C. Anderson, the group is credited with being the first show choir in America, mixing choreography with choral singing. The group currently has approximately 200 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 from nearly every US state and several other countries.

Each Workshop brings you an incredible combination of high-energy, team-building, confidence-boosting FUN! Using music as the tool, the Young Americans cast of specially trained college age performer/teachers provides a safe and fun atmosphere for students to learn, explore, create, and GROW! This comprehensive performance workshop includes everything from vocal techniques, dance, comedy improvisation, to stage movement, sound, lighting, and more.

After two or three days of intensive performance instruction, it's show time! The Young Americans cast of 45 perform the first act, and then the students perform the second act. The show is jam packed with choral, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, rock n' roll, and more.

During the second act, the students will be the ones in front singing, dancing, and performing the variety show and solos they've learned during the workshop.

Registration for these workshops are $59 per student and includes a t-shirt they will wear for the concert.

To register for one of the workshops, go to