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A day in the life of the Wahlert Show Band


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...

What a show choir season looks like: Wahlert Impact edition

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

April 1, 2020

Overall, this year’s show choir season was great. To be honest I was kind of worried about the new freshmen coming in because I didn’t know about all the talent, but it turned out that I didn’t have to be nervous because all the freshman, including the sophomores and juniors that make up I...

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...

Secrets to a successful show choir team

Members of Impulse perform at the Home Show, showing off the many skills needed to be a successful team.

Maddie Roling, Editor

February 10, 2020

There is no doubt that winning a show choir competition looks different than winning a basketball game. Between performing, playing music, or managing behind the scenes, lots of factors help create a successful show choir team.  Team Unity  “I feel that if you can’t work together as a group, it’s h...

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...

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...

Once an eagle, always an eagle

May 26, 2016

By Sophia Shubatt Of the Gleaner   For the past four years, Mr. Aaron Behnke and pink-shirt Wednesdays have been a staple of the Wahlert music department. But, he has actually been around longer than many may realize. When Mr. Behnke graduated from Wahlert in 2008, he didn’t expect to be back so soon. After earning his undergraduat...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Eric Leigh

March 15, 2016

Impulse Show Choir finished third at West Dubuque, finishing their competition season solidly. After five all-day competitions over five consecutive weekends, Impulse ended their final competition out of breath and in need of sleep. They perform one last time at the Golden Finale, which will be this week...

Getting prepared for tryouts

Betsy Till, Reporter

May 22, 2015

The season for tryouts has started. Whether you are singing and dancing or competing on the field, hours of preparation usually pay off.

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