A decade ago the Badger State Girl Choir began with about 30 girls singing together in a small rehearsal hall in downtown Neenah. Today they boast 160 singers in 4 choirs with hundreds of alums singing in college and community choirs. The choir program offers wonderful experiences in voice training, music literacy, choral music study and performance. Their concert tours have taken them across the country and around the world…sharing their unique zest for choral singing and making friends through song. A nearly sold-out solo concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall and a performance for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in Rome are among their successes.
We wanted to know what it is about the Badger State Girl Choir that draws girls to participate. So we asked them this very simple question.
What do you love about being in the Badger State Girl Choir?
“I absolutely love the Badger State Girl Choir! I have had lots of fun and have gotten to perform more than with any other choir I’ve ever been in. We share amazing once-in-a lifetime performance and tour opportunities around the world.”
A. Condit, Appleton, Wi
|It’s High Quality
“We are so passionate about music, and audiences can sense that…this sets us apart from the rest. Everyone is so talented and each girl brings their unique skills and experience to the group. Our rehearsals are fun but with challenging music. This creates an extremely high quality concert experience that’s enjoyable for us and for our audience. Never before have I been a part of a more dedicated, amazing group of girls!”- M. Prewitt, Black Creek, Wi
|It Provides an Opportunity to Grow and Shine
“The Badger State Girl Choir gives every type of singer the opportunity to shine in their own way. When we meet our musical goals it is so amazing. All of the voices blend together to create the most magnificent sound!
- A.Koenig, Appleton, Wi
|It Builds Personal Confidence
“The Badger State Girl Choir has given me so many opportunities! Opportunities to not only follow my passion for singing, but also to meet many new friends, increase my confidence in performing and making memories that will last a lifetime!”
- T. Baehman, Appleton, Wi
|It Encourages Singers to be Expressive
“I love singing with the other girls and I like expressing myself through singing! I love the facial expressions we get to use in our concerts too.”
- K. Salisbury, Appleton, Wi
|The Singers are Passionate about what they do
“Singing is one of my greatest passions. The opportunity to sing in a group of girls who share this same passion is truly incredible.”
- B. Neuberger, Appleton, Wi
|It Provides an Opportunity to Create
“My favorite part of Badger State Girl Choir is being able to create music with an extremely talented group of girls. When all of our voices come together you can feel the energy and passion we have as a group. It is truly a powerful experience to be a part of.”
- E. Otto, Oshkosh, Wi
|There is Lots of Music Variety
“Badger State Girl Choir is fun because the variety of songs and concert themes are super fun to do. I love singing both popular and classical music with the choir!”
- K. Fischer, Neenah, Wi
|Many Schools – Many Friends
“I am happy to have joined the Badger State Girl Choir. All of the conductors are very kind and have taught me more than just music. The girls in my choir are friendly, and because they are from many different schools, I can say I have friends everywhere!”
- O. Wagner, Appleton, Wi
|Great Travel & Performance Opportunities
“Singing for the Pope in Rome was so exciting! We also sang at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Brandenburg Festival in London, and Easter mass at the cathedral in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We have the opportunity to perform in the most amazing places with the Badger State Girl Choir!”
- L. Meidl, Neenah, Wi
|"I love Badger State Girl Choir because every time I walk through the doors I feel like I am at home. It feels like I am walking in and singing with my family. Everybody is so welcoming. We make lovely music together."
- C. Woodford, Appleton, Wi
Learn more about the Badger State Girls Choir
Valley Academy For the Arts
139 N Lake St, Neenah, Wisconsin