Alumni Conduct Choirs at Super Bowl LII
Elizabeth Egger (BM 2005, music education) and Ryan LaBoy (MM 2015, choral conducting/music education) conducted their choirs from the 50-yard-line in a performance of America the Beautiful with Leslie Odom Jr. as part of the Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018. The performance was televised live on NBC prior to kickoff. Egger is conductor of the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs and LaBoy is founding music director of ComMUSICation.
“Our singers are honored and excited to perform at Super Bowl LII,” said Elizabeth Egger, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and they will always remember feeling proud to represent the children of the state of Minnesota.”
“Our youth perform with such joy and hope for the future. Singing at the Super Bowl is an incredible opportunity for our young singers to be seen and celebrated for their positive contributions to our community,” said Ryan LaBoy. “It’s an honor to be invited to sing alongside a talented artist like Leslie Odom Jr.”
Photo, left to right: Elizabeth Egger, U of M Marching Band Director Betsy McCann, and Ryan LaBoy