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- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
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