Choir members sing their way to success

State Music

The State Music Festival for 2A Schools was held at Kansas Wesleyan on April 28.  The Trego Singers were Codi Bliss, Raina Bostick, Alexis Chapman,
Jessika Chapman, Shaelyn Cleland, Austin Cramer, Emma Day, Brenna Flax, Gavin Garza, Sybil Giefer, Wyndom Giefer, Grace' Glatz,  Cassidi Hickson, Dylan Johnson, Valerie Scott, and Jericho Wagner.  The Singers received a II rating as did soloists Grace' Glatz, Brenna Flax, and Raina Bostick. 

Austin Cramer and Sybil Giefer received I ratings on their solos.

They all did a great job of making it to and participating in State, which is tough.  Thanks to all of these music students for their good singing and hard work.





TCHS choir trip

The TCHS Choir took a trip on Sunday, April 22nd to the Salina Community Theatre to see Tuck Everlasting: the Musical. The Salina Theatre presented the musical in partnership with Kansas Wesleyan University. Nineteen choir members were able to attend, along with 7 adults who had helped with the choir musical or were senior parents. After the Sunday matinee, the group ate at Olive Garden before returning home. The performance was really good, with outstanding singers and scenery. It was also interesting to learn that Nathan Tysen, formerly of Salina, wrote the lyrics for the adaption of the children's book into a Broadway musical.

TCHS choir entertains community at annual Trego Show

Elaborating her sassiness, Sybil Giefer performs “Anything You Can Do” with Austin Cramer.

The TCHS Choir hosted their annual Trego Show in the high school auditorium on March 6.

Choir president Cassidi Hickson welcomed the crowd, and the show opened with a vocal performance by Desiree Littlechild of “Glad You Came” recorded by The Wanted.

The talents of Jayden Goff, Jessika Chapman, Wyndom Giefer, Raina Bostick, Lexi Chapman, Valerie Scott, Emma Day, Sybil Giefer, Brenna Flax, Austin Cramer, Grace’ Glatz and Codi Bliss were displayed in their solo performances.

The choir also entertained the crowd with a number of duets.  Shaelyn Cleland and Emma Day performed “Someone Like You,” Austin Cramer and Sybil Giefer channeled Broadway in “Anything You Can Do,” and Codi Bliss and Grace’ Glatz joined their voices in a performance of “Boyfriend” by RaeLynn.  Jessika and Lexi Chapman also sang “Demons” by Imagine Dragons.

Several groups also took the stage.  The freshmen choir members sang “Eye of the Tiger,” and a group made up of Austin Cramer, Gavin Garza, Wyndom Giefer, Toby Lowry, and Jericho Wagner gave its rendition of “Teenager in Love.”  The Girls Ensemble sang a song from Hunger Games, “Deep in the Meadow.”

The evening ended with the Trego Singers performing “I Lived” by One Republic, and a rocking, lively Surfin’ USA Medley by the choir got the crowd moving.

This year’s Trego Show was dedicated to the 2018 Choir Seniors.


Two students attend regional piano

Regional piano
Two Trego students attended the KSHSAA Regional Piano Festival on Saturday, February 3. The students, (from left) Wyndom Giefer, who played Bagatelle in E Flat by Beethoven; and Sybil Giefer, who played Sonata in D Major by Mozart. Both students returned home with a two rating.


Winter Concert


The TCHS choir held its Winter Concert in the TCHS auditorium on December 18. The concert started with “Carol of the Bells,” and included other Christmas songs like “Silver Bells,” and “Please Come Home for Christmas.” The choir wishes to thank you for attending the concert and wishes you a wonderful Christmas and a happy holidays.




TCHS choir students selected for district KMEA Choir

Four Trego Choir students were selected by live audition to sing in the NW District KMEA Choir to be held at the FHSU campus on December. 2.   The students are Brenna Flax and Austin Cramer and Shaelyn Cleland and Toby Lowry.   The Choir will rehearse during the day at FHSU, with other selected students from Northwest Kansas, and then will perform a concert in the Beach Schmidt Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 for adults, and students get in free.  (This concert is the same day as the Elementary KMEA Concert, to be held at Beach Schmidt Auditorium at 12:30 p.m.) Congratulations to these TCHS Choir students!



Abandon all hope ye who enter here: TCHS choir performs Last Chance High   

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By Austin Clanton
The TCHS choir once again produced a hilarious musical entitled Last Chance High held on November 10 and 11 in the high school auditorium. The audience was entertained by a sadistic and crooked principal; crazy students, teachers, and staff; and rollicking tunes.

The musical is set at P.S.M.S--Public School Maximum Security, where Mr. Ranchwear the school principal ruins the lives of the students of Last Chance High.  The situation becomes even more complicated when four students from the Valley end up at the school due to a computer error.

However, the students come together, along with a cast of colorful characters such as Evelina Culpepper, the school’s secretary; Fabiola Buena Vista, a reporter; and Nina Nolan and Lydia Colgate, two student teachers, to oust Mr. Ranchwear and save graduation day.

The evening concluded with Bernard Giefer and Cassidi Hickson thanking all those who helped make the play a success. The cast then gave a huge thank you to Kathy Jamison for all her hard work and patience in directing the musical.





MCL Vocal Clinic

 During a break, the choir students had fun and relaxed in the cafeteria before going out to sing at the MCL Clinic in Ellis on November 6.

By Michael Knight
The TCHS choir had the privilege of attending the MCL Vocal Clinic in Ellis on November 6. Six schools attended the clinic: Ellis, Hill City, Oakley, Plainville, Stockton, and Trego.

The director of the clinic was Assistant Professor of vocal music at Dodge City Community College, Kerry J. Kuplic. Kuplic’s accompanist was Trego choir teacher Kathy Jamison.

Each choir sang two songs. Trego sang “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” and “Home.” For the finale, all schools came together in a mass choir to sing “Under Winter Moon,” “Ose Shalom,” “Stars I Shall Find,” and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel.”

Senior Valerie Scott commented on how the vocal clinic went.

“The clinic went very well. We spent several hours practicing for the concert, and the outcome was well worth the time since the mass choir sounded awesome. All the individual schools’ pieces sounded great as well.”