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A day in the life of the Wahlert Show Band

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Tony Medellin, Author

April 30, 2020

You've all seen the singing and dancing that happens in Show Choir, but what about the music behind it all? This video includes GoPro footage of the Wahlert Catholic High School Show Band at their final competition at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. The video takes you through the basics of what...

The music behind the champions

The show band celebrates their best band award, which they won at the Bettendorf competition.

Tony Medellin, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Feb. 8th was a great day for the Wahlert show choir program. During the competition at Bettendorf High School, Impulse won many awards including best vocals, best choreography, best crew, Grand Champions, and best band.  Impact also won Grand Champions in the prep division and made night finals fo...

Sho Cho’s unsung heroes

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Impulse and Impact show choir teams celebrated great successes this season, such as taking the grand champion title and highly placing many other times. The performers did a great job of entertaining the crowd while on stage, but have you ever thought about what happens behind the scenes? In order for Imp...

Behind scenes of Key City Classic

Behind scenes of Key City Classic

Maddie Roling, Associate Editor

February 21, 2019

Feb. 2nd was a day of many events. Millions of people were celebrating a birthday, perhaps maybe even Groundhog's Day, with the prediction of an early spring. At Wahlert, however, the show choirs were hosting their first ever competition, titled the Key City Classic. A total of two middle school...

Home Show is only the beginning

Home Show is only the beginning

Jennifer Carpenter, Reporter

January 12, 2018

Jennifer Carpenter Of the Gleaner The suits are on, the hair is curled and the dancing and singing is never-ending. The Wahlert Show Choir 2018 competition season is on its way. Varsity and Prep have been working to make this season one of the greats. The competition season this year runs fro...

Impulse Attack!

Members of Impulse pose with their 2nd place trophy.

Maeve Breslin, reporter

February 1, 2017

Early Saturday morning, Impulse and Impact loaded up the charter buses and headed off for their first competition of the year in Anamosa, Iowa. It proved a big weekend for the Wahlert show choirs because Impact received third place in the prep division, Impulse took home the second place trophy in fina...

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