October Choir Newsletter

So Much to Celebrate!

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Come Join us for the Faculty Cabaret on Monday, October 17th from 6:30-8 in the WHS commons for a night of great music. We will celebrate 100 years of music in our Waunakee Schools and show gratitude for the support of local arts organizations that support us: The Waunakee Music Boosters, Friends of Waunakee Performing Arts, and Create Waunakee.

Waunakee Performing Arts Apparel Available

Celebrate 100 years of performing arts by purchasing your own Waunakee Performing Arts gear! Store will close September 29 and open again from October 17-31.

Help Support our Young Musicians by donating to the MUSIC BOOSTERS

All families are members of the Waunakee Music Boosters by your student’s participation in our music programs. You can help support the Boosters through your financial as well as volunteer support.

Families that are able are encouraged to consider a donation of $25 per student for the 2022-23 School year. The Boosters assist with so much including helping to fund solo & ensemble festival, field trips, guest artists and collaborations, honors ensemble participation, scholarships, instruments and equipment. Our students' experience depends on the generosity of our music boosters and any and all donations are appreciated. Click below for more information

2022-23 Music Booster Donation Classmunity Campaign

Volunteers needed to help fit Choir Robes!

Can you help by sharing a couple hours of your morning with us?

If so, please email mollypetroff@waunakee.k12.wi.us or call 608-849-2100 ext. 2803

No experience necessary, but a background check on file is compulsory. THANK YOU!

CONCERT ATTIRE needed by December!

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Sonoro and Concert Choir

Members will be fitted with choir robes in late October. Please be aware that anything visible under the hem of the robe should be black. Students must wear black slacks or skirts, socks and shoes. DO NOT wear sweat pants. Footwear should surround the heel and allow for quick and quiet movement on stage. DO NOT wear flip flops or high heels shoes.

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Members have the choice of two options.

1) Black dresses will be fitted in late October. Footwear should be black, it should surround the heel and allow for quick and quiet movement on stage. DO NOT wear flip flops or high heels shoes.

2) Purple Ties with a white “W” will be provided. Please provide a black button down dress shirt

with collar tucked into black pants with a black belt. Please wear black shoes and black socks.

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Students Nominated to Participate in the Badger Conference Honors Choir

The Badger Conference Honors Choir will take place once again (it's been a few years) at the new Hamel Music Centre on the UW-Madison campus on Monday October 10th. We have 14 WCHS students participating in rehearsals that day and performing that evening at the 7:30 pm concert. So often, students in our conference meet in competitions, but it's especially rewarding to watch them collaborate with each other in a shared passion for music making.

Like in previous years, we will be bussing to the event for the start of rehearsals at 9 am. Students will rehearse all day and then they will perform at the beautiful Hamel Center under the direction of Dr. Mariana Farah (UW-Madison Choral studies) and Dr. Chris McGinley (UW-Eau Claire Choral Studies). The public is welcome to the concert at 7:30 pm!

The following students have accepted their nomination to participate in this wonderful collaborative event:

Blake Beam

Olivia Christofferson

Jackson Empereur

Blanca Grade

Brianne Kieta

Milana Lutes

Olivia Mayrand

Matthew Poster

Sawyer Schmidt

Chloe Shives

Noah Stevens

Daija Taylor

Angela Zhang

Josie Petroff to Represent WHS in WSMA State Honors Treble Choir

Josie is our only choir student that was selected for the WSMA Honors Treble Choir this year. She will be singing with nearly 100 other Sopranos and Altos from all around our State at the beautiful Overture Center. The concert will be Thursday, October 27 at 8 pm in conjunction with the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Convention.

Any choir students are encouraged to sign up for an audition for next year's ensembles. Registraion will be open from November 1-December 2. Look for more information on the WSMA website