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‘We Found Sound’ plans spring program Saturday and Sunday

Posted: Monday, Apr 22nd, 2013

Senior members of the We Found Sound Show Choir Company include, from left, Dustin Schmidt, Troy Berg, Derek Barnes, Jessica Broer and Emily Cruse. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Get ready for some toe-tapping fun when the “We Found Sound” Show Choir Company presents its ninth annual spring show, “Dance to the Music,” at two performances daily Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

Performances will be at 2 and 5 p.m. both days at the Fine Arts Center, located on the corner of Ninth Street and Ohio Avenue Southwest. The theater has seating for 256.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Dakotaland FCU and American Bank & Trust through Friday, April 26. Tickets will also be available at the door.

“We Found Sound” is comprised of 59 members from five different towns. The Minors is for students in third through seventh grade, and Majors for grades seven through 12. The groups are under the direction of Kathie Scheibe and Kristi Kattner.

The full choir will perform four songs together, the Minors will perform three songs and the Majors will present four songs.

The WFS Stomp Crew “BEATZ” will perform, along with the popular White Glove crew. Songs they will be singing include “Get On Your Feet,” “Blame It On the Boogie,” “Monster Mash,” “Safety Dance,” “Locomotion,” “Where Is the Love,” and many more.

Two different ensembles will be featured, and students involved include Emily Cruse, Jessica Broer, Megan Larsen, Hannah Smith, Lindsey Friedrichsen, Lauren Kattner, Justin Jungemann, Troy Berg, Derek Barnes and Dustin Schmidt; and Karly Eggelston, Rachel Smith, Abby Dunn, Claire Hoogland, Josse Schwartz, Rylie Balcom, Cooper Timm and Dylan Stahly.

“The kids put a lot of time and effort into each and every show,” said Scheibe. “They have a true desire to entertain!”

“It has been a privilege to work with these amazing kids,” added Kattner. “I am so proud of the show that they have put together.”

This will be the last performance for seniors Emily Cruse, Jessica Broer, Troy Berg, Dustin Schmidt and Derek Barnes.

“We Found Sound” was started in 2004, and the group presents two large shows each year, one in the spring and one at Christmas.

Emily Cruse, a senior at Huron High School and the daughter of Neal and Ann Cruse, joined the show choir when it started. This will be her 18th performance with the group.

“We Found Sound is a large part of me,” Cruse said. “I’ve been in it since the beginning and have watched it grow.

“WFS has made me the performer I am today,” she added. “It’s shown me the love, beauty and joy of music. I couldn’t imagine my life without WFS and I will miss it dearly.”

HHS senior Jessica Broer said this will be her sixth performance with the group. Her parents are Steve Broer and Gail Broer.

“Meeting new friends and spending time with them every week has been one of my favorite parts of WFS,” Broer said. I am definitely going to miss performing these amazing shows.”

Dustin Schmidt, a senior at HHS, said this will be his 16th production with WFS. He is the son of Lonnie and Mary Schmidt.

“My favorite part of WFS is meeting new friends, learning the choreography and entertaining on stage,” he said. “I’m going to miss my directors, friends, and everything about WFS.”

Being able to sing and dance on stage has been a great experience, added HHS senior Troy Berg. This will be his sixth WFS production. His parents are Wade and Lesley Berg.

“In the several years I have been a part of WFS, I can truly say I love all of the dancing I have been able to do,” Berg said. “All the effort put into the shows makes me want to dance and sing with even more heart. WFS is just amazing, I love it so much!”

HHS senior Derek Barnes said this will be his first performance with the group. The son of David and Eva Barnes, he said, “I wish I would have joined sooner. It has been a great experience.”

For the complete article see the 04-21-2013 issue.

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