The Sixth-Grade Choir is a group of approx. 120 students, directed by the amazing Ms. Kelsey DeMange, and co-directed by Mr. Brian Egan, the director of the 6th-12th grade bands. This group was so large, Ms. DeMange could not teach all the students alone! Our choir is a place where students learn the basics of vocal music and start their musical journey. Sixth Grade choir has inspired so many students to be further involved in their music education. We sing at the four seasonal concerts and love every moment of it! We sing mostly soprano and alto, but we experiment on harmonies, as well as early baritone. Some of our favorite songs are “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars and “May our Music Never Die” arranged by Laura Farnell. With help from Ms. DeMange, Mr. Egan, and our amazing accompanist, Rev. Kathi Elliot, we “make music from silence”, and produce many amazing sounds! -Ashlyn Furhman, 6th Grade
Chorale is the 2nd youngest and 2nd largest ensemble at Harrison Jr. School. We are a group made of 44 members focused on expanding our knowledge of music. We perform SATB pieces as we discover our voices and learn to read and understand music. Having choreography in our music helps us make a connection with the music and be confident with our singing. Chorale performs at the quarterly concerts. Ms. DeMange is our choir director, and our inspiration. She not only shows how to perform on stage, but she teaches us about life. Kathi Elliott is our amazing accompanist, and we are very excited to work with her this year. Chorale is ready to learn all about music and to make Harrison Jr. School proud with our performances! By: Ashley Reckelhoff and Emmy Hannon
Symphonic Singers is the advanced choir at Harrison Jr. High! They are a great group of kids who have an absolute blast making music! They are very fun, crazy, and a little loud! The students in Symphonic Singers are students who want their voices to be heard, and want to explore the deepest depths of this program. They have their own little handshake with our director, Ms. Kelsey DeMange, saying, ‘’Get it to-ge-ther’’, included with a little finger snap they added. Some of their favorites from this year are I’m Into Something Good, No One is Alone, and Count on Me. Our Sopranos are great students with very talented voices. Our altos are the largest section in the group and they are very talented. Our tenors/baritones are indeed very skilled, with well developing voices. These students will no doubt be successful in high school choruses in the future. —Ava Whitis
Causing Treble is the junior school’s A Cappella group at Harrison Jr. School. This group is an after-school activity for the truly dedicated vocalists in the junior school! In this highly selective group, the most skilled 7th and 8th grade musicians are chosen. There are about 40 members in Causing Treble, and each one of them practices and trains their greatest instrument, the vocal chords. Each member assumes some sort of role of importance, and our only bass, Thomas Middendorf, has chosen to be the highly coveted ‘Aca-dad’! Causing Treble is the students’ way to express emotion, relieve stress, and impress their peers! To put on a good show, the members must be dedicated, practicing 2 days a week for about 1 and ½ hours each session. This is Causing Treble’s fourth year anniversary, being created in 2015 by the group’s director, Ms. Kelsey DeMange. This group has worked for 2 months this year, and they are still progressing and practicing new music for upcoming concerts! Currently they are arranging “Stand By Me” by Ben King, and beginning on “Waving Through A Window” from Dear Evan Hansen. Extreme leadership and skill are needed to be a part of this team, and they will accept nothing less than excellent! -Noelle Ley, 8th Grade
Women’s Choir by Director’s Assistant Abigail Gibson
Treble Cats is the female ensemble at Harrison High School. The group is currently in its sixth year, and holds the name “Treble Cats” because we are all treble voices. The group has recently been referred to as “Women’s Choir” and we meet during first bell everyday to learn a variety of music, including music theory. Our repertoire consists of musical theater, pop with choreography, language pieces, and contest rep. We love to dance in our red and black dresses, and can’t wait to share “I’m In Love With A Monster”. Enjoy our singing lady cats!
Wildcat Concert Choir by Director’s Assistant Tatum Jackson
The Wildcat Concert Choir is proudly the high school’s largest choir, directed by the one and only Kelsey DeMange. We are all dedicated to coming together and making beautiful music while extending our musical knowledge and abilities. We begin as soon as we step through the music room doors, diving deep into our music pieces. Our repertoire is much further than singing; we explore musical theory and the physical and mental training required to sing “as one”, which is what choir is all about. Our hard work on our pieces, including Dream Keeper and O Kum Shoyn Shtiler Ovnt in specific, truly shines when we perform. This year, we will perform at all of the seasonal concerts, and travel to King’s Island for the Festival of Music. We all come together from different walks of life, and accomplish pieces through teamwork and leadership. Wildcat Concert Choir explores a deep appreciation and understanding of music and is thrilled to perform for everyone!
Take Note by Director’s Assistant Rebekah Patterson
Take Note is an all girls Acapella group comprised of 18 wonderful ladies. Take Note is the first all women’s Acapella group that Harrison has had. We will be competing in ICHSA for the first time this coming year. We have performed at King’s Island and will be participating in Acafest and in this years Blink Parade hosted by Pam Kravetz. Take Note is a group that wants to show others the power that women have and how women are changing the world one step at a time. We begin rehearsal at 7 a.m. every morning and are always striving to be the best that we can be. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming performances.
DYNAMIX by Director’s Assistant Abigail Gibson
DYNAMIX is one of two A Cappella groups at William Henry Harrison High School. DYNAMIX is a Co-Ed group that is made up of 17 members. This is DYNAMIX’s third year since they were formed back in 2016. DYNAMIX has recently been seen performing at the Kettering National A Cappella Festival, Harrison Choral Concerts, and in local areas in and around Harrison, Ohio. The past three years, DYNAMIX has competed in the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella. Last year, DYNAMIX was given the amazing opportunity to compete at the Great Lakes Semifinals in Bowling Green, Ohio. However, this year DYNAMIX was the Grand Champions at the Great Lakes Quarterfinal #4 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Now DYNAMIX will be advancing to the Great Lakes Semifinals again this year in hopes of making it all the way to Finals in New York City! DYNAMIX competes and performs alongside the other Harrison A Cappella group, Take Note, all year long, as they push each other to be the best they can be. DYNAMIX members get up early every day to rehearse before school at 7:20 a.m. and even stay after school on Tuesdays to rehearse. Many of our members are not only in DYNAMIX but participate in other clubs and activities. You can see some of our members in Harrison DECA, Academic Team, Harrison Robotics, Northwest Productions Dance, and Harrison’s Drama Program. We have even had some members attend Camp A Cappella, an international A Cappella camp at Wright State University! We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming performances!