South O'Brien School District

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Vocal Music

Mr. Kyle Harms, Director
e-mail: kharms@soswolverines.org

OPUS ’18 Practice Materials

Upcoming Events:
Monday, May 14 – Spring Concert (7-12 Bands and Choirs) – 7 PM – HS West Gym
Wednesday, May 16 – Baccalaureate (HS Choir) – 7:30 PM – HS West Gym
Sunday, May 20 – Commencement – 2 PM – HS West Gym

IHSMA Large Group Festival 2018
Friday, May 4, Kingsley-Pierson High School

The South O’Brien High School Concert Choir earned a Division I Rating!

IHSMA Solo/Small Ensemble Festival 2018
Saturday, April 28, South O’Brien High School

Earned a Division I Rating on Vocal Solo: Levi Feltman, Nikki Feltman, Jade Goebel, Molly Lenz, Gage Rus, Christian Sage, Ethan Strubbe

Earned a Division II Rating on Vocal Solo: Abby Boardman, Arianna Frerk, Isaac Thomas, Grant Wagner

Earned a Division I Rating on Vocal Duet: Molly Lenz and Jade Goebel, Molly Lenz and Nikki Feltman

Earned a Division I Rating on Vocal Ensemble: Women’s Trio (Molly Lenz, Nikki Feltman, Shala Boardman)
Mixed Octet (Molly Lenz, Nikki Feltman, Shala Boardman, Jade Goebel, Abby Boardman, Jillian Heemstra, Levi Feltman, Gage Rus)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: The Women’s Trio (Molly, Nikki, Shala) received a perfect score and earned a spot in the IHSMA Outstanding Performance Recital on May 9 at Iowa State University.

JAZZ CHOIR

Monday, February 5 – IHSMA Vocal Jazz Festival – Division I Rating
Saturday, March 3 – Emmetsburg Extravaganza – 1st Place
Tuesday, March 13 – University of South Dakota Jazz Festival – 4th Place
Monday, March 19 – Jazz Concert – 7 PM – Paullina Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, March 27 – Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships – 1st Place

 
2018 Jazz Choir
Back row (L to R) – Richard Nyunt (Bass), Christian Sage, Dawson Weathers (Drums), Levi Feltman, Gage Rus, Jillian Heemstra, Jade Goebel
Front Row (L to R) – Molly Lenz, Shala Boardman, Abby Boardman, Angela Nyunt (Piano), Jenna Elrod, Nikki Feltman

Real Men Sing

Six South O’Brien men from the Junior High and High School Choirs participated in an all-day festival at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. They, along with two Sheldon choir members, sang in a mass choir of 700 men from schools all over the state of Iowa. The day culminated in a performance featuring the festival chorus, Ritterchor (Wartburg’s 80-voice all-male ensemble), and Central Standard (a professional barbershop chorus). The concert can be viewed in its entirety here in Wartburg’s Live Stream archives.

’16-’17 Choir Highlights

Iowa High School Music Association Large Group Festival
Friday, May 5, 2017, Kingsley-Pierson High School, Kingsley, IA

The South O’Brien High School Concert Choir earned a Division I Rating!

Iowa High School Music Association Solo/Small Ensemble Festival
Saturday, April 8, 2017, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School, Hartley, IA

Earned Division I Rating on Vocal Solo:  Carmen Stover

Earned Division II Rating on Vocal Solo:  Paige Ginger, Jade Goebel, Jillian Heemstra, Gage Rus, Noelle Stover

Earned Division I Rating on Vocal Duet:  Jade Goebel and Carmen Stover, Molly Lenz and Nikki Feltman

Earned Division II Rating on Vocal Duet:  Molly Lenz and Paige Ginger

Earned Division I Rating on Vocal Ensemble: Jade Goebel, Molly Lenz, Shala Boardman, Nikki Feltman, and Carmen Stover