EAU CLAIRE, WIs. (WEAU) --
Saturday’s Winterfest Competition promises lots of entertainment for folks of all ages, along with an intense, competitive spirit at Memorial High School. However, this event means even more than you might think. It's vital to the future of the choir program here at memorial high school.
Winterfest Show Choir Competition
Sat. Feb. 3rd
7:30 A.M -11 P.M.
Cost - $10 Daytime or Finals -OR- $15 All Day ticket
Kids 6-12 & Memorial Students - Half price
Memorial High School, 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire
Katie Sandberg, Choral Director says, “We have a lot of events and concerts every year here at Memorial, but Winterfest is by far, our biggest fundraiser for the entire vocal program at the school. It is a Show Choir competition, but funds raised benefit show choir and the ENTIRE vocal music program at Memorial. That's why all choir families help volunteer to make it a success.”
Winterfest Coordinator, Tammy Schmitz says,” There will be a lot going on! Exciting event, so much talent - singing dancing, fun for all ages! We're expecting 14 schools, 21 choirs, more than 1,000 performers from Minnesota & Wisconsin. We usually have an awesome crowd of roughly 3,000 people! Excited our evening emcee for the Finals will be WEAU's own Bob Gallaher. Food vendors - you won't go hungry! Raffles for great prizes! We have ample parking and are handicap accessible - this is an event for all ages!”
There 6 ensembles that make up Memorial's vocal music program - Treble Choir, Mixed Choir, Concert Choir, Madrigals/Vocal Jazz - along with our two show choirs, Eagle Show Choir and our varsity choir - the Old Abe Show Choir. This money helps pay for scholarships for show choir costumes and choir trips, extra equipment not supplied by the District, clinicians brought in to work with the students. - VERY important fundraiser.