Students from six area schools, including Oconto Falls High School, Washington Middle School, Oconto Falls Elementary School, Abrams Elementary School, Pulaski Middle School, and Pulaski High School recently participated in ENCORE!, a co-curricular ensemble of singers and dancers! Many of the students took part in the Oconto Falls School District Summer School program to learn about more about singing and dancing. The ensemble performed as the Opening Act for the Wisconsin Singers on October 27, singing several selections, including I Believe In Music, Celebrate, Dancing in the Street, The Loco-motion, The Twist, Boogie Fever, Rhythm of the Night, Twist and Shout, and Down at the Twist and Shout. ENCORE! also had a one hour clinic with the Wisconsin Singers in preparation for their combined performance of Ease On Down The Road. Special thanks to the parent volunteers and Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts volunteers for their assistance with the potluck meal and performance! Members of the ENCORE! 2017 ensemble are:
Keith Archiquette, Khloe Archiquette, Novalee Bauer, Addison Borst, Kiera Danielczak, Hailey Ferfecki, Gustav Frisack, Mara Grasse, Camden Jackson, Mackenzie Jackson, Audryn Just, Alex Kamke, Lyndsey Luebke, Mckenzie Miller, Peter Murphy, Cedar Olson, Gracelin Ott, Abigail Peterson, Elizabeth Radtke,
Isabella Rennie, Connor Romandine, Haley Schwantes, Faith Shamburek, Grace Shamburek, Andrea Waschbisch Spang, Aidan Spillane, Mackenzie Staidl, Calea Wirtley, Charis Wirtley, Jessica Wolford, and Megan Zielinski. The choral director for the ensemble is Amy Thiel and the choreographer is Anne Renier.