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The Gleaner

The student news site of Wahlert Catholic High School

The Gleaner

The student news site of Wahlert Catholic High School

The Gleaner

Impulse dances into the Show Choir season

Impulse dances into the Show Choir season

Hannah Hartman, Reporter February 13, 2023

After many years of successful performances in competitions, Wahlert’s show choir is undergoing significant changes this year.  “It’s crazy because Wahlert’s first show choir program was originally...

OPENER INTENSITY Show choir members perform Speechless at the Bettendorf competition.  The group placed 3rd.

Behind The Scenes

Collette Kitchen, Reporter February 9, 2022

Stress, itchy dresses, and a whole lot of hairspray goes into Wahlert show choir performances. “Before the performance, your whole body is full of energy, full of excitement and nervousness,” Josie...

Bouncing Back After COVID Season

Anna Sigwarth, Associate Editor January 15, 2022

Since the spring of 2020, many activities and sports have been modified — or even canceled — due to COVID-19. However, show choir participants at Wahlert have been fortunate enough to rehearse and...


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...

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...

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

The music behind the champions

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,...

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

Secrets to a successful show choir 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...

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...

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...

Members of Impulse pose with their 2nd place trophy.

Impulse Attack!

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...

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