Two weeks ago I got the news that I, along with sophomore Sarah Vanstory, had made the Kansas Choral Directors Association 2020 All-State Treble Choir. I was super excited at first. It is such a huge accomplishment. Only about 75 high school girls across the entire state of Kansas get into the choir each summer, and this is the second year for both Sarah and I to make it. I made it my sophomore year, and Sarah made it last year.
Under new direction, the WHS band and choir will have its opening concert tonight at 7 p.m. “I’m really excited about finally getting to perform with the band and choir in our beautiful auditorium,” director Jaime Rogers said. “Both groups are going to make some good music tonight. We’re going to perform and it’s going to sound awesome.”
April 10, the WHS band and choir travelled to Louisburg, Kansas to compete in the State Band and Choir competition. The band received a superior I rating for its performance of Brighton Beach and Call of the Wild. The choir, just 2 points short of a I rating, received a II with its performance of... Continue Reading →
Jamie Rogers has been hired as 5-12th grade Band/Choir teacher, starting in the fall of 2019. Rogers grew up near Eskridge, where he attended school through junior high, and graduated from Mission Valley High School in 1995. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree at Kansas State University. While attending K-State, he participated in the... Continue Reading →
Music teacher Richard Philbrook directs the choir on February 13. Philbrook is retiring at the end of the year after 43 years in education. Photo by Kendyl Bolinder Music teacher Richard Philbrook has announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year. Philbrook has taught 5-12th grade at Wabaunsee for 11 years,... Continue Reading →
Former music teacher Sue Yocum directs freshman Sarah Vanstory and the high school choir prior to the winter concert December 17. Yocum took over for Richard Philbrook, who was sick that day. "I was kind of worried, but I knew Mrs. Yocum was a really good teacher. I forgot words at one point in rehearsal, but... Continue Reading →
Emma Alderman, Tara Quintanilla, Bernice Poulter, Gabby Simmons and Kimi Buchanan sing during choir practice at WHS. The choir performs December 17 in the auditorium. Photo by Abby Oliver. Concerts to feature Christmas classics As Wabaunsee students prepare for winter concerts, one teacher is directing his first winter concert, while another is preparing for his... Continue Reading →
WHS band and choir are prepping for the first concert of the school year, 7 p.m. tonight in the WHS auditorium.