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
I was pleased with everyone's efforts in the Holiday Concert!  Despite MANY obstacles in our preparation, the concert was well done!  Now - on to the next challenge!!
     The MHHS Concert Choir has been given the opportunity to perform with three other Wisconsin high school choirs in Milwaukee this February.  They will have the exciting experience of singing a beautiful choral work, the Vivaldi "Gloria" with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to the benefit of meeting new musical peers, our students will have the honor of working under the direction of MHHS alumnus, Randall Swiggum.  Mr. Swiggum is a nationally-known music educator, composer and conductor. 
     The music for our next concert was selected by the choir members.  They will be performing a mixture of new charts, classic rock and musical theater.  Groups performing in the concert will be Concert Choir, Mixed Choir, Chordsmen, Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz.  In addition, several student acts will also participate.  This concert is on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 pm.  Attire for this performance will be more casual than for the rest of our concerts.  Jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes will be permitted - no sweats or shorts, however.  The choir officers will decide soon what the color scheme will be.
     This link will give you the high school choir events for this school year.   Choir Calendar
     To see the entire high school/middle school music department schedule, go to the first music page of the district website.

     Students who are auditioning for the Wisconsin State Honors Choir at Middleton High School on Saturday, February 14, should set up a rehearsal time with Miss Dangerfield.  Vocal students will need to sing a Class A or B solo from the WSMA Solo/Ensemble list.  They can use the solo they sang last year, or the one they are preparing for this year.  Students will also need to sing back 5-note patterns after hearing them played on a piano.  They will also need to sight-read melodies with 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures.  The WSMA website also has a link to audio examples for people who have Smart Music capabilities on their home computers.
     We have begun the exciting craziness that the Solo/Ensemble season brings!  All participants should now have their music.  For the rest of 2nd quarter, students are expected to find their own time to rehearse each of their solo/ensemble pieces weekly with Miss Dangerfield.  Students who take private voice lessons do not need to rehearse their solos with Miss D.  For 3rd quarter, each solo/ensemble entry will have a weekly rehearsal time assigned to them, that will remain the same each week.  Students who miss their weekly rehearsal due to illness or appointment must make this up with Miss Dangerfield.  Neglecting to come to solo/ensemble lessons will result in being eliminated from participating in the festival.
     Prelims are on February 2, 3 & 4 between 3:45 and 8 pm.  Vocal events will perform in the middle school band room.  Students must satisfy certain performance requirements in order to earn the opportunity to move on to the District Festival.  This year's District Solo/Ensemble Festival will be held at Edgewood High School on Saturday, February 28.
"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. 
     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 musical theatre!  The students chose "Phantom of the Opera" and "Aladdin" as their Broadway shows.  This should provide an interesting contrast!
     One fundraiser remains for this trip.  The fruit sale will begin on Tuesday, January 20 and end on Monday, February 2.  The company we work with is very reputable and our customers have always been pleased with the product.