Kohler Schools Music Notes

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Highlights from the Kohler PAO “Solid Gold” Dinner & Auction

By Rich Tengowski

On Saturday, April 21, the Performing Arts Organization held their twenty-first annual dinner and auction. It was an evening of laughter, fun and excitement. The event raised funds to be used toward future scholarships and performance tours for the band and choir.

The successful evening is due to the tremendous support and charitable donations offered by many local corporations and individuals. Please visit the music department website to view all of our generous sponsors. In addition, look for a listing of our donors in the next issue of The Kohler Villager.

A very special thank you to the enthusiastic and dedicated auction committee and performers for donating their time and talents to create a successful event!

Chairpersons: Sonja Heins and Donna Schwinn Roblee
Silent Auction: Angela Vierkant, Becky Schipper
National Donors: Marla Olsen
Live Auction: Shannon Bullard, Erika Cunliffe-Owen and Miriam Schnur
Venue/Menu: Beth Tengowski
Invitations: Dave and Marcia Adams
Graphic Design/Invites: Vicki Friske
Publicity: Cathy Cassady, Eva Stokes, and Rich Tengowski
Call Committee: Laura Multer, Jenny Roatch, and Teri Schultz
RSVP/Event Seating: Donna Schwinn Roblee, Jen Vallo, and Kristine Wake
Raffles: Wendy Kukla, Kristin Otte, and Tandra Sbrocco
Auction Catalog: Laura Conklin, Lora Dillon, and Sonja Heins
Decorations: Vicki Da Silva, Lisa Foote, Jean Puls, and Julie Rummel
Event Registration: Kristine and Frank Formas, and Jenny and Troy Roatch
PowerPoint: Rich Tengowski
Auctioneer: Daven Claerbout
Emcee: Duane “Butch” DuMez
Event Data Entry: Arvin and Rachel Montes
Cashiers: Erin Coppersmith, Mary Kral, and Ryan Tengowski
Performances: Eva Stokes and Rich Tengowski
Thank Yous: Amy Unger

Plans are already being made for the twenty-second annual event in 2019. The Performing Arts Organization would like to invite you to become involved in this exciting event.  If you are interested, feel free to call Wendy Kukla, Eva Stokes or Richard Tengowski at Kohler High School.

Kohler Spring Band Concert

On Monday, May 7, the Kohler Band Department will present its final concert of the school year. The concert, featuring the sixth grade band and concert and symphony band, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kohler Memorial Theatre.

Some of the selections to be performed include Golden Eagle March, The Great Locomotive Chase,, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dedication Overture, and the 32nd Division March.            

You don’t want to miss this final concert of the school year.  The Kohler Bands are under the direction of Richard Tengowski. The concert is free and open to the public.


The Kohler High School Jazz Ensemble and Voce Ensemble will present a cabaret evening in the Kohler cafeteria on Wednesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $1 students and $3 adults. Seating is general admission with only limited seats available.

The Kohler High School Jazz Ensemble will open the show in cabaret style with a samba called Samba Ti Kaye. They will also perform Henri Mancini’s The Pink Panther, featuring Frances Schueller on tenor sax and Doug Wake on trumpet, Count Basie’s Splanky, Louie Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World and Hey Jude made famous by the Beatles.

The Kohler High School Voce Ensemble, a contemporary pop a cappella group, will perform Run To You by Pentatonix, Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and Hallelujah made famous by the movie Shrek. In addition, a variety of small acts will feature our seniors and other small groups. Songs to include Lean On Me, Valerie, Dream A Little Dream of Me, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, I Have A Dream and A Million Dreams.

The Kohler Jazz Ensemble is directed by Richard Tengowski and the Kohler Voce Ensemble is directed by Eva Stokes.

Kohler Spring Choir Concert

On Tuesday, May 22, the Kohler Choral Department will present its Spring Choir Concert “On Broadway.” The concert, which features all middle and high school choirs, will begin at 7:30 pm in the Kohler Memorial Theatre.

The program will feature songs from our favorite Broadway Musicals. Selections from Newsies, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Grease, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables and The Sound of Music will be performed.

The choirs are directed by Eva Stokes. The concert is free and open to the public.

Homiston Scholarship Announced

The Homiston Family is proud to announce Hannah Shvartsman as the recipient of the Brad Homiston Memorial Summer Music Camp Scholarship.

This scholarship is given to a high school band student to attend a summer music camp to further their passion for making music. The scholarship is given annually and pays for the entire summer band camp experience.

Student selected for the scholarship must be a WSMA Solo & Ensemble Music Festival performer who exhibited excellence at the district level, be an active participant in the band program and exhibit motivation, passion and leadership in music.

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