By the Light of the Moon       December 2013
Greetings!

What a semester it has been with the Wisconsin Singers. I have learned and grown so much in these past few months, but what has really stood out to me is the people.

So many friendships have been forged through this organization, and I am cannot express how grateful I am to be a part of this family. Looking forward to a wonderful spring with many successful shows and even more memories.

Bundle up and travel safe these holidays!


Lee Roushar
Business Administrative Assistant 


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

This year the Wisconsin Singers have had each other to be thankful for, as well as well as a slate of great performances, including nearly selling out both nights at the Overture Center for On Campus (Friday was a full house and Sunday was just shy of capacity). With that great foundation underneath our belts, the Wisconsin Singers turned towards finals week and winter break.

 

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT:
Shannon Keeling
Shannon Keeling was a part of the Wisconsin Singers for all four years of her college career. In 2009 Shannon joined the troupe as a Singer/Dancer, but she eventually came to serve as Dance Captain for two years. Keeling also contributed to the Singers as the Alumni Relations Coordinator for a year, and spent another year as the Recruitment Chair. 

 

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SINGER SPOTLIGHT: 
Luke Banchy
Luke Banchy is a freshman from Rosemount, Minnesota and is a bass in this year's group of singer/dancers. While Luke's life revolves around music (he has taken 14 years of classical guitar lessons and 7 years of piano lessons to complement his vocal talent), he is here at the UW with plans to study Business.
 
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CURRENT EVENT
Dr. Rebecca Blank, who took on the reins of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in March 2013 is no stranger to Big 10 schools. Blank received her economics degree from the University of Minnesota before earning her Ph.D. in economics from MIT. She held positions at Michigan and Northwestern University.
 
SINGERS FOR SINGERS
In the nine short years since I performed with Wisconsin Singers, tuition at UW-Madison has gone up 98%! Unfortunately, Friends of Wisconsin Singers has not been able to increase scholarships to keep up with rising tuition.

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AMAZON SMILE
Amazon offers a great program for non-profits and charitable organizations called Amazon Smile. Through this program Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Wisconsin Singers just by linking your account to the Singers Amazon Smile account.