April Newsletter


Certainly, our students have shown great resiliency in the past two years as they faced pandemic challenges. Together, we have reflected on our experiences in all aspects of our lives. How did music sustain us during the pandemic or in difficult times? Where do we see resilience in our world today? How has music or song been used in historical times to show resiliency or solidarity? Join us as we explore our capacity to thrive under adverse situations through the perspectives of composers and songwriters. Save the date for Tuesday, May 24th at 7:30 pm in the WHS PAC.

Concert attire will be the same as our Winter Concert.

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As part of our concert, our concert will feature a long-standing tradition. We are preparing Joseph Martin's The Awakening as our finale selection. We would like any and ALL alumni that have sung the piece to join us on stage. Please spread the word to siblings, relatives, neighbors or colleagues and encourage them to spread the word. This will be a special performance as it will be a chance for our 2020 and 2021 graduates to join us on stage in person!

We will have a short run through prior to the concert beginning at 6:45 on stage and all are welcome to join us. Rehearsal tracks can be found at the this link. Please pass it on to WHS Choir alum and invite them to join us for a brief rehearsal at 6:45 pm in the PAC the night of the concert.

Congratulations to State Solo & Ensemble Qualifiers!

State will be held at UW-Platteville on Saturday, April 30. WAUNAKEE SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

Click here for information from WSMA including site maps and full schedules.

Warm up Rooms are available in the practice rooms in Doudna Hall. KEE NOTES will meet to warm-up in the Theatre in the Center for the Arts building at 10:40 am before their 11:10 performance.

Bus Transportation from WHS will be available. The bus will load at 5:50 am and return to WHS around 5:30 pm. Please sign up for the bus using this Bus Sign Up form by Midnight 4/25/22.

If parents would like to drive their student to UW-Platteville, this Alternate Transportation Google Form must be completed by Midnight 4/25/22

Students can sign up to work with our coach, Nancy Groeneveld starting April 11th after school. The sign up is in the choir room. Ellen Traeger is also scheduled to rehearse with students during choir or Contact Time on April 21st and April 27th.

Cheers to those participating!

Olivia Christofferson

Jackson Empereur

Emma Follendorf

Blanca Grade

Karra Howles

Brianne Kieta

Hailey Kluck

Aoife Moran and Sydney Walters - S/A Duet

Olivia Mayrand and Blanca Grade - S/A Duet

Noemi Onate

Josie Petroff

Delaney Pfeiffer

Alora Phommachack

Sydney Ray

The Kee Notes

Noah Stevens, Keegan Gering, Jackson Empereur and Blake Beam - Barbershop Quartet

The show will be presented May 5-7 in the PAC. Tickets are now available from waunakee.booktix.com

SPRING/SUMMER Performance and Music Learning OPPORTUNITIES!

APPLY for a MUSIC BOOSTER Scholarship to help offset costs for your summer music-learning activities!

Music Booster Summer Camp Scholarship Forms

The Music Boosters want to encourage your involvement in summer music camps and programming. Fill out the above form and return to your music teacher by 3:45 on Monday, May 2nd to be considered for a partial scholarship.

There are many great camps and performance possibilities this spring and in the summer. As possibilities present themselves, they will be added here:

Waunakee Summer School Songwriting Workshop - June 27-30

Explore songwriting and/or production in this short workshop that meets M-R from 1-3 pm.

UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic

We invite young musicians, music lovers and those who enjoy all forms of music and creativity for a week of music and memory-making on the UW-Madison campus. There is a creative artistic path for everyone! Registration is due April 30


A summer conference for high school and college students who are excited to learn more about choral education as a career. NextDirection 2022 is excited to return to the beautiful campus of UW Eau Claire. We look forward to seeing you July 11-15, 2022.

Kids from Wisconsin

A summer show choir troupe that performs around the state ending in a residency at the Wisconsin State Fair. Audition information.

Wisconsin All Stars of Music - Summer of 2023

Perform for international audiences under the direction of professional conductors while exploring 5 major European cities in 5 different countries. Students should be able to perform at a class B level. Contact Ms. Petroff if you would like to be nominated to participate.

Musical Theatre Experiences

Find Your Light - Capital City Theatre

Children's Theatre of Madison

First Act Children's Theatre

Wisconsin Singer Auditions - Sing? \Dance? Play an instrumetn? Love to perform? We've got a place for you! Students attending UW Madison, Madison College or Edgewood College in fall 2022 are eligible.

Coming Events!

UWSP Vocal Jazz Festival @ Wausau - Friday April 22 - all day

State Solo & Ensemble Festival - Saturday, April 30 - UW-Platteville

Urinetown the Musical - Thursday, May 5, Friday May 6, and Saturday May 7 at 7:00 pm

Finale Choir Concert - Tuesday, May 24th 7:30 pm

Graduation Ceremony

  • Sonoro and Concert Choir Only
  • 4:30 pm Sound Check
  • 7:30 pm Ceremony