Archive for the ‘Choir’ Category

Magical Night 2017

Magical Night 2017

Every year in Mount Vernon, the town has a night celebrating the holiday season. This video, created by Brian Harris, Elijah Recalde, Lauren McCollum, Cian Meier-Gast, Cameron Ling, and Kendra Streicher, showcases the elementary art display, carols by the high school choir, and cookie decorating hosted by the student council.

Middle School Choirs Perform

Middle School Choirs Perform

The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade choirs performed their holiday concert in the middle school gym on Tuesday, Dec. 19 under the direction of Kristin Anderson, Elise Rodenberg, and Thad Wilkins.

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

The Mount Vernon High School choir performed at University of Iowa Hospital on Dec. 11, 2017 under the direction of Thad Wilkins. Video by Matt Thede.

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

By Elijah Dorn-Recalde Two weeks ago the Iowa All-State concert of 2017 took place, and seven students were selected from Mount Vernon to participate. Martin Benesh, made 11th Chair for Bass after 3 years of getting into All-State, and Zach Vig made 9th chair for Viola. were selected for choir. Rehearsal at Ames began for […]

Choir at King Chapel

Choir at King Chapel

Story by Preston Shultz The Mount Vernon Choir put on a concert along with the Cornell College and Solon High School Oct. 15. The concert took place in King Chapel, as it has in past years. The choirs performed songs together and on their own. “We had a day where we went over to Solon […]

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

By Brittney Darrow You step out onto the stage into the spotlight. Your eyes aren’t adjusting and as you try to look out into the crowd you only see darkness. You get to your spot on stage and you can see the many patient faces staring back at you from the crowd. You feel comfortable […]

Hepker Racks Up Hundreds of Views on YouTube Cover

Hepker Racks Up Hundreds of Views on YouTube Cover

By Abby Davidson She did it. She posted her first cover on YouTube after seven takes that she used to compare. Next was sharing the video on social media. The coming hours resulted in an over pouring of support from friends, family, and fellow students that she doesn’t always talk to. Now she’s letting her […]

Magical Night Showcases Student Talent

Magical Night Showcases Student Talent

By Lexi Flockhart On Thursday Dec. 1, Magical Night took place in uptown Mount Vernon. Magical Night is when families come together to celebrate Christmas and when students show off their talents. Businesses also open up their doors, allowing our music students to play their instruments and showcase their voices in holiday songs. At the […]

Preparation for All-State Choir

Preparation for All-State Choir

By Lauren Hauser Junior Katheryn Opperman and Sophomores Quinnie Rodman and Ryan Clark make up a trio auditioning for All-State Choir. At Mount Vernon, vocalists are eligible to try out for All State their sophomore year. Fifteen students are auditioning. Opperman, Rodman, and Clark have been working on dynamics, perfecting mouth shapes, learning the music, […]

5th Grade Musical Video

5th Grade Musical Video

Video of the 5th grade performing “On the Radio” directed by Kristin Anderson March 7 in the district auditorium. Photos: