The Fall Musical will be a production of Into The Woods.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
More detailed information regarding the WBLAHS Theater program can be found HERE
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Wendy Suoja (Director) Eliza Snortland (Vocal Director)
More detailed information regarding the Spring Play will be posted as they become available.
If you have any questions or need detailed information please contact Jason Ballweber(Director)
Participation in high school band is fun, challenging and a very rewarding experience. The students will be expected to develop instrumental skills, styles and elements of group performance through band rehearsals, small group instruction and required home practice. Band members are expected to participate in Pep Band during the fall and winter quarters and attendance at performances is required.
At North Campus, performance of Class II and Class III High School Contest Literature is a goal. Band opportunities include North Winds, Varsity Band and Concert Band(s).
At South Campus, Performance of Class I and Class II High School Contest Literature is a goal. Band opportunities include Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band.
Jazz Ensemble will be offered to students who are interested in studying this uniquely American art form. Enrollment in Band is a prerequisite for Jazz Ensemble participation. There are two Jazz bands offered at each campus during Zero Hour.
Placement in all bands will be determined through the audition process. Talk with your current schools's Band Director for more information on Spring auditions.
If you have not played your instrument in awhile and would like to get back into it, or you love music but have never played before, please contact your current school's Band Director about getting started. If you are committed to working hard, its never too late to become a musician!
Additional opportunities in Band include performance at Solo/Ensemble Contest in small groups, participation in the White Bear lake Drumline (auditions open to any musician) travel and so much more!
Jeremy Rockford - North Campus Director
Shannon Anderson- South Campus Director
Welcome to the White Bear Lake Area Schools choral program! Our middle and high school choirs have a long-standing tradition of excellence. Our program builds lifelong musicians equipped with a deep musical understanding and rich ensemble experiences. We value the art of vocal expression as a means to cultivate our humanity and relate to each other.
Our objectives as a choral program are to...
Establish and reinforce excellent vocal technique
Recognize, understand, and apply structural elements of music theory
Improve ear-training and sight-reading skills
Cultivate and explore musical expression and creativity
Expand knowledge and understanding of repertoire, performances, and artistic achievement from a variety of societies and cultures
Develop a sense of fulfillment, responsibility, and pride in high quality performance
Create positive choral ensembles filled with meaningful experiences
Performance Dates HERE
Eliza Snortland - North Campus Director
Wendy Suoja - South Campus Director
Participation in high school orchestra is fun, challenging and a very rewarding experience. The students will be expected to develop instrumental skills, styles and elements of group performance through orchestra rehearsals, small group instruction and required home practice. Attendance at performances is required. Performance of Class II and Class III High School Contest Literature is a goal. Placement in all orchestras will be determined through the audition process. Orchestra opportunities include Concert Orchestra, Varsity Orchestra and Bear Orchestra. There are also additional curricular groups that meet before school. Students must participate in orchestra during the school day to participate in additional zero hour ensembles.
Katie Maley - North Campus Director
Karen Biedrzycki - South Campus Director