Homestead HIgh School Earns Honors

Nov. 4, 2011

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL EARNS HIGH STATE MUSIC HONORS

 

October proved to be an exceptional month for the music programs at Homestead High School, as HHS students were honored in three Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) statewide distinctions – Honors Choir, Honors Orchestra, and the Launchpad Rock Band Competition.

 

On October 26th, 8 students from Homestead represented both the choir and the orchestra in the annual WSMA High School State Honors Concerts at the Overture Center in Madison. The WSMA State Honors Music Project brings Wisconsin’s top young musicians to work together with nationally known conductors in a highly disciplined, professional setting. The 427 students in grades 9, 10 and 11 were selected from more than 1,600 who auditioned.

 

"The High School State Honors Music Project is more than just a concert that occurs in October.  It is the culmination of efforts by teachers and students to prepare for the musical experience of a lifetime,” said Tim Wurgler, WSMA program director.

 

When students come together for the first time in June, they meet their conductor, section coaches and each other for the very first time. Through the rehearsals with these nationally recognized conductors students become unified in one common musical goal.  After camp, students remain in contact with their section coaches, conductors and each other as they continue to hone that common goal.  “The result is concerts that are more than inspired but truly inspiring to everyone involved as well as the audience," said Wurgler.

The concerts celebrate the accomplishments of these students and the overall positive impact of music education on their lives. The concerts also commemorate dedicated music teachers throughout Wisconsin.

Students representing the Homestead High School Choirs were Marjorie Cullen, MacKenzie Melan, Meri Bobber, and Rebecca Himelstein. From senior Meri Bobber, “Every year Honor’s choir is a whole new experience, where we are introduced to new musical challenges. And yet, WMSA remains dedicated to their mission of advancing our abilities, not just as musicians, but, as human beings. I strongly recommend this incredible opportunity to anyone with an interest in music.”

 

The Homestead Orchestras were represented by violinists Monique Ma, Annabelle Hoots, Tom Bewell, and Timothy Reinholz, who plays viola. Tom Bewell was first chair of the violin section and named Concertmaster of the Honors Orchestra, an extra special honor and achievement.

 

Homestead High School music departments are also very proud to hail members of the No Nothings, a “garage-style (rock) band.” The No Nothings earned the 2nd place prize at the 2011 State Launchpad competition this past June, performing original music.

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