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Fantastic Show Choir Competition Season on Dave Willert’s Return

5 years ago by in ( Culture/Arts , Events , News , Schools , Welcome to Brea )
A message from Mary Wentsel Pipes, Brea Olinda Choir Booster Club Vice President.

    Just a few short weeks ago, BOHS Choir Director Dave Willert returned after recovering from a stroke in May 2012. He could have taken the whole year off to recover, but he has worked really hard to come back just in time for competition season. This past weekend his return was celebrated by our two advanced choirs: Masquerade (Advanced Mixed) and Spellbound (Advanced Women).

      Masquerade competed at Bonita Vista on Friday, February 22, and not only had a full sweep, Masquerade won 1st place, Musicianship and Showmanship. Julianne Sexton and Daniel Dwyer won Best Soloists. Marysa Leite won Best Female Performer and all of the Masquerade guys won Best Male Performer! Then on Saturday Spellbound followed their lead with 1st place, best performer: Rachel Gallegos, best solo: Julianne Sexton, music, show! Another sweep! We finished the weekend off at the Brea 8K with an incredible turnout of choir parents and choir students. Our Booster President, Andrea Strom, was the Chair of the Brea 8K Food Court with a record 18 restaurants participating to feed the runners at the "Finest Finish Line in Orange County" and Julianne Sexton from the BOHS Choirs started this exciting race day with her performance of the National Anthem.

        We would like to extend a huge debt of gratitude to our Choreographer Doug Kuhl, who worked tirelessly in Dave’s absence as well as Jocelyn Dietsche who did a fabulous job as our interim Choir Director. We can’t imagine anyone who could have done better!
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