World record set with singing of ‘Home Means Nevada’
Nevadans earned the official record Thursday for the most people singing the state song at once.
“This is yours,” Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki told a group of about 370 people gathered on the Capitol steps as he held up the patch he was presented for breaking the record. They joined singers in hundreds of locations across the state, including at the historic Pipers Opera House in Virginia City and Riverview Elementary School in Dayton.
As part of the state’s Sesquicentennial celebration, Krolicki invited fellow Nevadans to join a statewide simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada” at 10 a.m.to set a world record for RecordSetter, a social media website. The official count is expected to be posted in a couple of days.
“From north to south, urban to rural, the people across Nevada have absolutely embraced this,” Krolicki said. “People have been unbelievable.”
Joshua Dealy donned his Battle Born T-shirt to join the group on the Capitol steps.
“It’s important,” he said. “It’s the 150th birthday, and I’m wearing the shirt to prove it.”
The Fremont, Calif., native said he chose to make Nevada his home for many reasons, including the scenery.
“When you’re out on the highway, you can see nothing,” he said. “But you can also see everything.”
The sing-along was the latest in a series of celebrations to honor the state’s heritage this year. Krolicki said he was challenged by Gov. Brian Sandoval to organize 150 events.
“We thought it couldn’t be done,” he told the crowd. “Guess what? We did 150. We did 300. We did 400. Last week we hit over 500.”
The yearlong festivities will conclude with the Nevada Day parade and other events Saturday.