Chilton • Chippewa Falls • Wausau • Waukesha
$45.00 Registration Fee per Student – All payments made to WCDA
Singing in WI Chair:
Registration is NOW CLOSED.
November 11, 2017
Payments should be sent to: 435 Sandstone Ter., Kiel, WI 53042
Questions? Go to the Sites and Chairs page to get contact info for your site’s chair.
You must fill out the following permission/medical form: Permission Form
Students should wear black pants or skirts, black dress shoes and they will also wear the t-shirt that they are given at registration for the concert.
Registration runs 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The first Rehearsal begins at 9:00 a.m.
Concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00 each and it is general seating.
Singing in Wisconsin is a perfect place for those students who just love to sing regardless of ability. This event, which takes place at four sites throughout Wisconsin on the same day, is for any choir student who loves to sing and wants to be a part of this day. For some students it is the one time a year where they can sing with a large group of students and truly feel the power of singing with many voices. For other students it is a day to connect with new friends and work together to create a significant musical moment.
Over the past six years, I have attended Singing in Wisconsin with many of my students at the Chippewa Falls Site. When the festival is over and we are back at school I survey my students to see what things they liked about Singing in Wisconsin. They say they loved making new friends, connecting with other singers, working with the selected conductors, and although it was a long and tiring day of rehearsing, they would definitely do it again next year.
I hope that you will consider getting your students involved in this wonderful singing festival. There are four choir types to choose from and you can put your students in whichever choir fits them the best. Youth choir: Grades 5, 6 and possibly 7 (at the director’s discretion), Young Treble-Clef Choir: Girls in Grades 7, 8 and possibly 9 (at the director’s discretion), Young Bass-Clef Choir: Boys in Grades 7, 8 and possibly 9 (again, at the director’s discretion), and HS SATB Choir: Grades 10, 11 and 12 (Grade 9 at the director’s discretion). The $45.00 registration fee is reasonable and pays for lunch, music and a t-shirt that students wear at the afternoon concert.
As a choir director it will mean arranging bussing to and from the event on Saturday, November 11, and also rehearsing with your students ahead of time so they know their music really well before the day of SIW. I have found my investment of time has been well worth the effort and energy for the positive singing experience my students have. My students who participate in Singing in Wisconsin often go on to be the music leaders in my choirs and they grow musically through having had this experience. I have also found getting music ready for Singing in Wisconsin gives the beginning of the school year a nice focus and goal to work toward.
Best wishes to all of you with the beginning of this new school year, and I hope to see many of you on November 11, 2017 at Singing in Wisconsin.
SIW 2017 Co-Chair