By Southern Door High School Correspondent Delilah Rose
This year, Wisconsin’s state Solo & Ensemble was held on May 9th. Southern Door was
represented by 44 choir and band students. Southern Door High School music departments are
conducted by Naomi Files for band and Bonita Weydt for the choir. Mrs. Weydt was very
pleased with the results of her students. She said that she enjoys working with all of these
talented youth and that seeing them improve with the growth that they have made over this
Southern Door’s state chorus consisted of 14 students. A few of the choir students stated that the
challenging aspects of their state pieces were making sure that they do not forget the words and
staying calm. After learning their songs, they said that it is tricky to maintain the quality of the
The state band consisted of 30 students, many of them participating in both solos and duets. The
band students positions entailed both percussion groups, woodwind ensemble, saxophone choir
and flute choir.
After talking with the Southern Door High School music department, Southern Door is very
proud of their successful musically inclined students. Just as last year, they believe that these
students have held up Southern Door’s good reputation and achievements for Solo & Ensemble.