- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Auburn CAPA Chamber Choir performs at NBA game
The Auburn High School CAPA Chamber Choir has achieved a singular honor. They were asked to perform the National Anthem at the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls NBA basketball game in Milwaukee Wednesday, March 7. The Rock River Times spoke with Choir Director Beth Heuer, who gave us the details.
TRRT: How did the Chamber Choir happen to be asked to perform?
Heuer: We were asked through the athletic director, Thomas Newton. He had spoken to the Milwaukee Bucks a couple weeks ago, and they asked if we had a group who might perform the National Anthem at their game against the Bulls. We made a tape and sent it in.
TRRT: How many are in the choir?
Heuer: We have 43. This is a fabulous opportunity for each of the students. It will be one of the lifetime memories they will always remember.
TRRT: Have they performed any other places?
Heuer: Yes, we performed for Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary this past fall for the Anti-Bullying Campaign. That was through the Rockford Area Arts Council and Wonderland Books. They had started the special campaign and asked us to perform. We had also performed a couple years ago with Greg Morton [for his program] “Three Cups of Tea.” It was a fund-raiser at the Coronado and also Puri Peace Plaza.
From the Feb. 29-March 6, 2012, issue