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Nevada Sings!

Celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial

Thank you for helping us make history as we set a world record for Most People in a U.S. State to Sing Their State Song at Once.


How to Participate:

1. PRE-REGISTER

(NOTE: If you didn’t pre-register, it’s okay. You can still prove you participated and sang with us by sending us a message using the form above and providing your video/photo evidence.)

If you’re a teacher, community organizer, team leader or just want to participate on your own or with friends, please pre-register below. *You will be responsible for documenting your participation by shooting video and/or taking photos in order to make this an official RecordSetter World Record.* This will also allow us to keep you updated as we build up to our historic #NevadaSings record attempt.


2. PREPARE

a. Invite people to join you. Use #NevadaSings on all social media posts to help spread awareness.

b. Download the lyric sheet and distribute it to participants. Watch the video below to learn the song’s melody.


3. SING!

On October 30th, it’s time to sing! Before the countdown to 10 am, count the exact number of participants and write it down. This is essential for our world record attempt.

Once 10am hits, #NevadaSings! Join thousands of people around the state and lead your group in a fun and boisterous rendition of “Home Means Nevada.” Be sure to shoot at least 30 seconds of the attempt on video if possible (using your phone is fine), and definitely take a couple photos of your group singing. Let’s celebrate the world history we’re making together!


4. SUBMIT

After the attempt, you need to submit some basic info about your involvement so the team at RecordSetter can accurately document our world record attempt. Use the form at the top of the page to fill in some basic information (location, # of participants) and to upload video/photo evidence.

Thank all of you who participated!

Home Means Nevada

OFFICIAL SONG OF THE STATE OF NEVADA (NRS 235.030)
Written & Music by Bertha Raffetto


Way out in the land of the setting sun,
Where the wind blows wild and free,
There’s a lovely spot, just the only one
That means home sweet home to me.
If you follow the old Kit Carson trail,
Until desert meets the hills,
Oh you certainly will agree with me,
It’s the place of a thousand thrills.Home means Nevada
Home means the hills,
Home means the sage and the pine.
Out by the Truckee, silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
Here is the land which I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Right in the heart of the golden west
Home means Nevada to me.

Whenever the sun at the close of day,
Colors all the western sky,
Oh my heart returns to the desert grey
And the mountains tow’ring high.
Where the moon beams play in shadowed glen,
With the spotted fawn and doe,
All the live long night until morning light,
Is the loveliest place I know.

Home means Nevada
Home means the hills,
Home means the sage and the pines.
Out by the Truckee’s silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
There is the land that I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Right in the heart of the golden west
Home means Nevada to me.

This arrangement of “Home Means Nevada” was commissioned from David C. Bugli by the Reno Philharmonic and was made possible by a significant grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. You can listen and download the commission here.

logo-fcThe 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.