L-W Board of Education recognizes music man Charles Stark Friday, August 17, 2012
The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education recognized Charles (Chuck) R. Stark for his 43-years of service to the district in a ceremony prior to their August 9 board meeting. The ceremony was held in the lobby of the auditorium at Lincoln-Way Central High School.
"We recognize Charles Stark and his contribution to all forms of musical works within the Lincoln-Way High Schools and community," noted Dr. Lawrence A. Wyllie, superintendent.
Stark began his career at Lincoln-Way in 1969 as the choral director for Lincoln-Way High School. Chuck was the choral director for 22 years, from 1969 to 1991. His first musical in 1969 was Where's Charley and his last musical was My Fair Lady in 1991. Under Chuck's leadership the Singing Knights were formed and the Madrigal Singers were started. Both groups are still part of the rich Lincoln-Way music tradition today. He also served as the Music Department Chair, Attendance Officer, and the Coordinator of the Performing Arts Centers at all four high schools. He has served as the Artistic Director of the Lincoln-Way Area Choral from 1995 to 2012; and volunteered countless hours within the Lincoln-Way community.
Chuck has served as the Lincoln-Way District Coordinator of the Performing Arts Centers since 2002. As the Auditorium Coordinator for all four high schools he was directly responsible for the appearance of the President's Own, United States Marine Band, the Nebraska Theater Caravan, and countless professional children's productions, community theater productions and many local events that take place in the four high school's Performing Arts Centers.
Stark was presented with a plaque placed on the wall of the entrance to each high school auditorium for his 43 years of service.
"Chuck has given so much to music and to Lincoln-Way his entire career. His love of music is a gift he continues to give to all the Lincoln-Way community in a number of ways. We wanted to say thank you for all he has contributed to Lincoln-Way," noted the Superintendent.