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Camerata—Instrumental Chamber Music

Sponsor: Steve Willemssen

Participants: 10-15; by audition

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior band and orchestra students

Season Dates: First semester

Weekly Schedule: Mondays or Tuesdays mornings 7:00-7:50 a.m.; various community performances throughout the school year

Cost: None

Special Factors: Open by audition

Parent Participation: Transportation to morning rehearsals

Known Conflicts: None

Fall/Winter Show

Sponsor: Corbett Burick

Participants: 10-20; by audition

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: September-October

Weekly Schedule: Rehearsals 3-4 times per week; dress rehearsal week; two-four performances in October

Cost: Tickets and $20 for optional sweatshirt

Special Factors: One week of evening dress rehearsals

Parent Participation: Meals during rehearsal week

Known Conflicts: Fall sports and other fall activities. Contact the sponsor for details.

Fall Show Crews

Sponsors:
Nancy Burick (Costumes)
Josh Burick (Set Construction/Design)
Rachael Burick (Tech)
Angela Broman (Props)
Leah Rinker (Hair & Makeup)

Participants: Unlimited; by sign up

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: September-October

Weekly Schedule: Approximately 2 hours after school; some Saturdays and all show dates. Contact sponsor for detailed schedule.

Cost: $20 for optional sweatshirt

Special Factors: Contact sponsor for detailed information on each crew.

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: None

Furnace Company Dance Team

Sponsor: Abby Woelfel

Participants: By audition

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: August retreat; auditions are twice a year (September and May)

Weekly Schedule: Rehearsals three times a week; performances throughout the year; November tour; occasional early morning practice.

Cost: $60 for retreat; $300-$500 for tour

Special Factors: Tour is in November.

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: Most sports. Contact the sponsor for details

Furnace Company Improv/ Team

Sponsor: Aubrey Benson & Brad Skeba

Participants: 15-25; by audition

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: August retreat; auditions twice a year (September and May)

Weekly Schedule: Rehearsals twice a week; performances throughout the year; November tour

Cost: $60 for retreat; $300-$500 for tour

Special Factors: Tour is in November.

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: Most sports. Contact the sponsor for details

Jazz Ensemble

Sponsor: Steve Willemssen

Participants: 15-30; by audition

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior band and orchestra students

Season Dates: September-May

Weekly Schedule: Rehearsals Thursdays or Fridays before school

Cost: None

Special Factors: None

Parent Participation: Transportation to morning rehearsals

Known Conflicts: None

Pep Band

Sponsors: Steve Willemssen

Participants: 25-45

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior band students

Season Dates: Football and basketball seasons

Weekly Schedule: Rehearse in band class; 8-10 total games throughout football and basketball seasons

Cost: None

Special Factors: None

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: Football and basketball

Spring Musical

Sponsor: Corbett Burick

Participants: 60-70 in cast; by audition

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: January-March; auditions in December

Weekly Schedule: Dependent on role, 4-5 times per week after school, and on Saturdays

Cost: Tap shoes and $20 for optional sweatshirt

Special Factors: One week of evening dress rehearsals; rehearsal on President’s Day

Parent Participation: Meals during rehearsal week; intermission desserts

Known Conflicts: Varsity girls and boys basketball, indoor track, wrestling. Contact the sponsor for details.

Spring Musical Crews

Sponsors:
Nancy Burick (Costumes)
Josh Burick (Set Construction/Design)
Rachael Burick (Tech)
Matthew Hockett (Stage)
Barb Frost (Tickets)
Angela Broman (Props)
Leah Rinker (Hair & Make-up)

Participants: Unlimited; by sign up

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Season Dates: February-March

Weekly Schedule: Approximately 2 hours after school, some Saturdays and all show dates. Contact sponsor for detailed schedule.

Cost: $20 for optional sweatshirt

Special Factors: Contact the sponsor for details.

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: None

Spring Musical Pit Orchestra

Sponsor: Steve Willemssen

Participants: 20-30; by audition

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior band and orchestra students Season Dates: January-March

Weekly Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00 p.m. in January and February; more often during dress rehearsal and performance weeks

Cost: $20 for optional sweatshirt

Special Factors: Open by audition

Parent Participation: None

Known Conflicts: Winter sports

WAcappella - Gracenotes

Sponsor: Helen Westerfield

Participants: 8-16 students (auditions will be held in early fall)

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior music students

Season Dates: All year

Weekly Schedule: Practice once per week, day TBD 7:00-7:55 a.m.

Cost: None

Special Factors: None

Parent Participation: Transportation to 7:00 a.m. rehearsal

Known Conflicts: None

WAcappella - Prince Crossing

Sponsor: Helen Westerfield

Participants: 8-16 students (auditions will be held in early fall)

Open to: Freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior music students

Season Dates: All year

Weekly Schedule: Practice once a week, day TBD, 7:00-7:55 a.m.

Cost: None

Special Factors: None

Parent Participation: Transportation to 7:00 a.m. rehearsal

Known Conflicts: None

WAcappella - KANTOREI

Sponsor: Helen Westerfield

Participants: 8-16 students (auditions will be held in early fall)

Open to: Junior and senior choral or instrumental students

Season Dates: All year

Weekly Schedule: Practice two times per week, once with a cappella group and once with Kantorei

Cost: None

Special Factors: None

Parent Participation: Transportation to 7:00 a.m. rehearsal

Known Conflicts: None