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Soaring to New Heights: A Community Success Story

Soaring to New Heights: A Community Success Story

The music program at Lincoln’s newest high school, Standing Bear High School, is soaring to new heights thanks to the community’s incredible support. The show choir’s recent Fund a Need campaign was a resounding success, and the outpouring of generosity went above and beyond expectations. “The Fund a Need campaign raised money allowing us to buy instruments, travel tools, and basic technological needs like music mixing software,” said Hunter Boe, Standing Bear vocal music director. Additionally, the funds provided a well-rounded show choir experience for students. “Show choir is an activity that requires certain technology and support,” Hunter noted.

“One element I did not anticipate was the degree to which individuals not associated with Standing Bear gave donations,” shared Hunter. People saw our request and our need and felt inspired to participate despite not knowing anyone here, and that was truly special.”

“The campaign helped remind the community that we are here,” Hunter explained. “We are a new program without established events or tradition, yet it helped connect us to our patrons and other members of the greater Lincoln community.”

The community can continue to play a vital role in the program’s success. 

“Attending performances is a hugely important way to support our students,” Hunter emphasized. “We can also always use volunteers, especially as we put on events like The Summit.” For ongoing support, the community can visit the program’s website,, to learn more. 

While every student’s story is unique, Hunter summarizes the program’s impact perfectly: “Music provides a place to belong, connect, and feel supported. It also allows students to achieve excellence - a feeling we crave.” Standing Bear’s show choir is ready to take center stage, and the community’s support has made it all possible.

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