Choir & Orchestra
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in both band AND choir. Students that participate in both tend to develop stronger skills in both. This will develop more confidence and success in music as students enter high school, and will open up more opportunities to engage in music in high school and beyond!
Middle School Choir and Show Choir
- Mike Bjork - Grade 6 Choir
- Phone: 608-842-6159
- Anastasia Tomanek - Grades 7/8 & Show Choir
- Phone: 608-842-6179
High School Choir, Show Choir, and A Capella
- Cortney Hammer
- Phone: 608-842-6821
DeForest has a strong tradition of band-based instrumental music, but unfortunately we have not been able to support an orchestra. However, with increasing interest with both the community and district leaders, this may be a possibility for the future.
Due to the monetary investment required in equipment, space, and human resources, this will likely be a program that will be included on a future referendum.
In the near future, I will be conducting an independent survey to gauge the interest in having an orchestra program within our community.
In the meantime, if you would value having an orchestra in the school district, I encourage you to send me letters of support that I can pass on to administration.