What is the AWAKE Choral Festival?
The AWAKE Choral Festival is a choir festival that is hosted by AWAKE (Association of Wisconsin Area Kodaly Educators). You can see more about the history of AWAKE and what we stand for in the 'About Us' tab. This festival has been going on for over two decades and allows directors the opportunity to bring children between 4th and 8th grade together to sing. The choral festival always brings in a guest clinician who is an expert in the field of choral music. They work with the kids to help strengthen their abilities to sing and share music.
What will your child gain from being a part of this festival?
Your child will be given more difficult music and learn to sing in parts if they have not already learned how. If they have learned how they also have the opportunity to work on even more difficult repertoire and hear a fantastic high school guest choir perform.
Children get to work with experts in the choral field including our choral director this year. (See his bio above)
Children build strong relationships not only with other members of their school participating, but also other elementary and middle school children from surrounding schools.
Make new friends and strengthen existing relationship with current singers.
Tentative Schedule for the Day:
8:30 am -Registration
9:00 am -Rehearsal
12:00 pm -Lunch
1:00 pm -Rehearsal
2:30 pm - Doors open for the concert
3:00 pm - Concert (open to the public)
The concert is open to the public and tickets will be available for purchase at the door, $5 for adult tickets and $3 for children's tickets (cash or check only).
AWAKE does their best to ensure the safety of all students and accommodate any dietary needs. Please let us know of any specific concerns you may have on your registration/medical forms.
This year the choral festival will be taking place in Kewaskum. Below are some great places to check out while you are waiting in town. West Bend is also just a few minutes away with LOTS of food, shopping, and other activities.: