Pictured (L to R) are Charlie Maier, Brenna Schreiber and Elijah DuMond, who were selected to perform as a members of the WSMA All-State Honors Choir. Submitted photo
Pictured (L to R) are Charlie Maier, Brenna Schreiber and Elijah DuMond, who were selected to perform as a members of the WSMA All-State Honors Choir. Submitted photo

Submitted by Debbie Bowman, National Board Certified K-12 Choral Director, Spring Valley Schools

SPRING VALLEY, WI – Congratulations Spring Valley High School Choir members Brenna Schreiber, Elijah DuMond and Charlie Maier for being selected to perform as members of the WSMA All-State Honors Choir held in Madison, Wisconsin, this past October 25 and October 27.

It is a rigorous process to audition for this official state honors choir in Wisconsin and only the best in the state are selected. Students competed against vocalists from all schools regardless of size to be in this prestigious choir and were selected based on their vocal and musical ability through sight singing and a solo performance.

Auditions were held last spring therefore Charlie Maier auditioned in his 8th grade year and made the MS State Honors Choir, which rehearsed for 2 days before his concert this October.

Brenna and Elijah participated in the HS State Honors Choir and attended a week-long camp in June with conductors Edith Copley from Northern Arizona University and Richard Bjella conductor at Texas Tech University as well as a daylong rehearsal before their final performance at the Overture Center in Madison, WI.

All 3 of these singers’ exceptional singing ability has been recognized by many who have judged them throughout the years and Spring Valley is extremely proud to have so many represent our school and our small town as one of the state’s finest.

Wisconsin Public Television will be broadcasting the concert sometime in late November.  Please go to wpt.org to find listing times for the concert.