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Colfax Music Department News: Trips, honors events, and concerts

High School Choir students David Blanchard, Andrew Buckley, Natalie Dworak, Abbie Greenwell, and Alex Hayes participated in Clearwater Choral Festival, an honors choir held at UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, October 11.  Students rehearsed with college conductors Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff and Dr. Frank Watkins and performed a concert that night.  In addition, Dworak and Greenwell performed solos for members of the voice faculty and were both chosen as semi-finalists in the competition.

Middle school and high school choir students attended A Cappella Extravaganza on Friday, October 10 at UW-Eau Claire.  They got to hear college a cappella groups including Fifth Element, Innocent Men, Chamber Choir, Soundscape, Impromptu, Girls Night Out, and Audacious.

On Monday, October 20, middle school choir students went to Glenwood City for Choirpalooza.  Under the director of Robert Mondlock, students rehearsed and performed with other choirs from Boyceville, Pepin, and Glenwood City.

Senior Natalie Dworak will be performing in the State Honors Treble Choir in Madison on October 30.  Dworak was selected by audition from hundreds of Wisconsin music students.  She rehearsed in Green Bay this past summer, will rehearse for one more day in Madison prior to her concert.

High school band has finished up its marching season with fall parades and marching for Homecoming.  The band continues to do pep band at football games and volleyball matches.  Middle school band and choir students are preparing solos and duets for solo/ensemble held on November 5.

The 7-12 fall concert is Tuesday, October 28 at 7 pm in the high school gym.  (Please note this date is not on the school calendar.)