If you'd like to contact me, here is my school information: 
     Diane Dangerfield - (608)437-2400 X 2108          dangerfielddiane@mhasd.k12.wi.us  
          Mount Horeb High School
          305 South Eighth Street
          Mount Horeb, WI  53572
                                           and my home information:
                                    (608)437-8890                      diane.dangerfield76@gmail.com
          207 South Fourth Street
What a great year we've had in the music department! 
Have a great summer, everybody!
      The MHHS 2014-15 choir season will begin with auditions for "Guys and Dolls" on Monday and Tuesday, August 18 & 19, from 3:30-8 pm in the high school choir room.  Students who will be out of town during auditions should leave Miss Dangerfield a message at 437-8890 and she will provide further instructions. 
     Students interested in auditioning can pick up materials at the Code of Conduct Meeting on Monday, August 4, at the All-School Registration on Tuesday, August 12, or outside the Middle School band room during summer band lessons the first two weeks of August from 8 am-noon.  The first meeting/read-through will be on September 4 from 6-9 pm and a rehearsal schedule will be handed out at that time.  And then it's "off to the races!"
     To access more details about the show, back up to the main MHHS music page and click on the "Guys and Dolls" link.  Students interested in being in the pit orchestra, set construction crew, or stage crew should talk to Mr. Janssen or Mr. Mesoloras when school resumes.
     The students are excited to begin work on this colorful musical full of endearing characters!
     To see the entire high school/middle school music department schedule, go to the first music page of the district website.

      Each winter, several Mount Horeb High and Middle School students audition for the Wisconsin School Music Association State Honors Project.  This project provides gifted school-age musicians the opportunity to work with other students of the same ability and interest levels on challenging music under the direction of a nationally-known conductor.  Students from throughout Wisconsin audition for spots in the band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, mixed choir and women's choir.
     The following Mount Horeb High School students have earned the distinction of participating in the next honors groups.  They will attend summer honors camp at UW-Green Bay in June and then perform at the Overture Center in October:
     BAND - Ty Albrecht & Scott Underwood 
     MIXED CHOIR - Braeden Buchanan, Anna Holmstrom, Lili Pierce, Alex Shields and Donald Ditzenberger
     WOMEN'S CHOIR Maddie Cook
     The first MHHS choir concert of the year will be on Monday, October 20, and will be in conjunction with the orchestra.  The theme will be Americana, so we will be performing music from and about our history. 
     The choirs will continue to be divided by grade level:  Mixed Choir - grades 9-10 / Concert Choir - grades 11-12. 
More vocal ensemble opportunities will open up after the musical.  The week of November 10, auditions will be held for the following co-curricular groups, which rehearse outside school hours:
     Madrigal - a small acappella mixed ensemble that sings music of the Renaissance era, along with a taste of a few    
                         other periods
     Vocal Jazz - a small mixed ensemble that sings music of the Big Band/Swing era, along with more recent music                                        arranged in this close harmonic style
     Chordsmen - a large ensemble of young men that sings a wide variety of music written for them in 3- and 4-part                                    harmony
     Chamber Singers - a large ensemble of young women that sings a wide variety of music written for them in 3- and
                                         4-part harmony
     Each choir member needs to have access to black shoes and black slacks or tights/nylons.  The choirs trade off wearing robes from concert to concert and, when wearing them, what shows below the robe (from mid-calf down) needs to be black.

"Big Apple" MUSIC TRIP             
     MHHS music department students have the opportunity to go on a trip of their choosing two times during their high school careers.  June 2015 will be our next music trip - and this year's music students have selected New York City as their destination.  A meeting of all interested students along with their parents will be held on Monday, September 8, in the MHHS auditorium at 7 pm.  Students will be provided three opportunities to raise funds for their trip accounts during the upcoming school year. 
     We will depart on Saturday, June 6 and return on Friday, June 12.  Attractions include:  Rockefeller Center, Union Station, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, a dinner cruise and two Broadway shows!