December Newsletter

Dec. 20, 2022

A Winter's Night Concert

100 Years of Music concert audio available

If you missed our concert on December 12th, click on this link to listen to the audio.

I need your feedback! We were not able to make a video for this concert. Are concert videos important to you or is audio sufficient? We would like to hear from you. Please click on this google form and let me know your thoughts. THANK YOU!

"Decades" SHOWCASE CONCERT - January 23rd

Showcase preparations are well underway! In the past week, each choir has learned their selection and the combined number and our ensembles have met in a workshop format with Ms. Petroff.

The showcase concert is a student-directed event that will showcase the independent work of students collaboration in music-making. Through their choir projects this semester, vocal music students have had the opportunity to select their own music, ensembles, and arrangements as well as envision lighting, costumes and staging and choreography. You won't want to miss this great night of music including songs from the Beatles, Queen, ABBA, and many more!

This concert is a fundraiser for the vocal music program. In the past we sold tickets for $5 each BUT WE ARE NOT SELLING TICKETS FOR THIS YEAR'S SHOW!

Instead, we have created this classmunity campaign for the event. If you like what you hear that night, consider giving a donation to cover the professional instrumentalists, sheet music and PIZZA! Any additional funds will be used to support choir travel or field trips in the future.


SAVE THE DATE! Call time for all singers will be at 4:00 pm on January 23rd. We will do sound and lighting checks and then have pizza before the concert which begins at 7:30. Pizza will be provided; Bring your own water bottle or beverage!

A Cappella Rehearsals begin with pop music on January 11 at 7:15 am!

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Music Booster General Meeting - Monday, January 9 at 7 pm

Come join us to learn how you can help with Solo & Ensemble preparations or other spring events! We will meet in zoom at this link:

Wisconsin Singers are coming to WHS!

Live entertainment at its BEST!

Friday, February 3rd, 7:00 pm WHS PAC

Tickets $15 adults and $10 Student/Seniors - Available at Ace Hardware and the Waunakee Senior Center or by calling the box office at 608-886-6801

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Sounds of the Season program

This fall, Sonoro collaborated with WMTV channel 15 to record a performance for their annual Sounds of the Season program. We are looking forward to the premier of the program which will take place on Christmas Eve at 10:00 pm and Christmas morning at 8:00 am. Mark your calendars!

Individual Projects are nearly Finished!

Ask your student about the individual project that they chose this year. I am super impressed with the work that your daughters and sons have put into these projects and learning goals.

A brief reflection for each goal is due starting January 5th. Students and I will be conferencing individually to determine their grade for this project in their last small group Jan. 5 through Jan. 13th.

THERE WILL BE NO CHOIR FINAL. These projects will serve as our "final project", therefore it is a large portion of the choir grade this semester.

HOWEVER, we will have our final rehearsals for the SHOWCASE concert the week of finals during class.

Auditions will take place in mid February and information will be available soon. If you are interested in being involved with this year's musical (lead role, chorus member, or crew member), please watch for information from Ms. Petroff, Mr. Anderson or Mr. Braun. Rehearsals will begin late February and the show runs the first weekend in May.

Coming Events:

Showcase Concert - Monday, January 23 - 7:30 pm PAC

Solo & Ensemble Assessment Night, Monday January 30- 4-8 pm

Solo & Ensemble Festival - Saturday, March 4 - Waunakee High School

WSMA Solo & Festival Preparations have begun...

Students now have their chosen their music and and should have made a photocopy of their music. Ask your student if they are planning on doing the festival and help remind them to begin practicing. Coaching with Ms. Petroff and Ms. Nancy Groeneveld will begin the week of January 9. Students will perform at WAUNKAEE HS on Saturday, March 4th.

Ms. Molly Petroff Contact information