Reno, Nev. – Today Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced one of the final Sesquicentennial initiatives and invited fellow Nevadans to join him, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada 150 Commission for #NevadaSings, a state-wide simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada.” On Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m., Nevadans will join together to demonstrate their state pride by singing a rendition of “Home Means Nevada” in an attempt to set a record for the most people in an American state to sing their state song at the same time.
“The Nevada family has a once in a lifetime opportunity to express our Nevada pride by joining together to sing our beautiful state song to set a new world record,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval. “This is our opportunity to show the world that “Home Means Nevada.”
“I am so excited that the conclusion of our year-long Sesquicentennial celebration will end on such a high note – pun intended!” said Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, Nevada 150 Commission Chair. “Consider this a personal challenge – we need to set a Nevada-style record!”
Nevadans are encouraged to participate at offices, schools, homes, parks, and community centers in setting the record by entering video or photo proof of co-workers, classes, friends, or family singing Home Means Nevada. Video or photo proof will then be submitted on www.Nevada150.org for RecordSetter, a Las Vegas-based company, to establish and verify the record.
Participants are being asked to visit www.Nevada150.org for rules and directions on how to sign up and how to upload or mail in your video or photographic proof. The Nevada 150 website also provides lyrics as well as an orchestral version of Home Means Nevada, courtesy of the Reno Philharmonic.
#NevadaSings was made possible through a sponsorship from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.
ABOUT NEVADA 150
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, provides opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history is being celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit www.Nevada150.org.
The world record will be officiated by RecordSetter, a Las Vegas-based organization quickly establishing itself as the new home of world records. RecordSetter’s noted yellow jacket officials have been featured on the likes of CNN and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and their site hosts over 30,000 world records from 95+ countries.
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