Oconto Falls High School Chorale earns Exemplary Performance Award

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The Oconto Falls High School Chorale Ensemble is, front row from left, Alex Kamke, Camden Jackson, Hunter Ryczek, Hunter Schaden and Aidan Spillane; back row, Keith VanDornick, Connor Romandine, Colter McCormick, Ethan Winkler and Gustav Frisack. (Contributed photo)

The Wisconsin School Music Association announced in May that the Oconto Falls High School Ensemble Chorale earned the Exemplary Performance Award.
The men, representing grades 9-12, sang the three-part selection “Ballgame” by Albert Von Tilzer — a song based on the popular tune “Take Me Out To the Ballgame.” This ensemble earned a state first and a perfect score at the UW-Green Bay State Festival, and they also earned a state first on their four-part performance of “Fergus ‘N Molly” by Vijah Singh.
“I am so proud of these amazing student musicians,” said Amy Thiel, OFHS choral director. “They absolutely love to perform and share their enthusiasm for singing everywhere they go.” This is the first year that the WSMA has included ensembles to be eligible for the honor as top exceptional performances at the state Solo and Ensemble Festival.