Senior’s Got Talent!

Caitie Lindley

Kes Whalen, Rampage Reporter

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This year’s Art & Talent show, hosted by Dubuque Senior’s Student council, took place on Thursday, March 14th.  The audience was able to walk around a set up gallery and check out the amazing art pieces made by students. The Art gallery showcased 50 different pieces (paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, etc.) done by students.

True Mills and Gabe Vander Broek were the Emcees for the talent show performances. There were 21 different acts throughout the night with a 15-minute intermission in-between to allow the crowd to get some yummy concessions.

These acts consisted of singing, dancing, drums, instrumental bands, improv, and one surprise act.  The act was a band made up of some of Dubuque Senior’s faculty! They played a song in honor of all the beloved faculty retiring this year.

This year’s Talent show Judge’s choice winner was Kate Miron’s performance on the drums playing to “Heavydirtysoul” by Twenty-One Pilots.

The crowd’s choice-winner was Amiya Rodgers performance of singing “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis Presley.

The show was a very big success! Congratulations to all who were involved with Dubuque Senior’s Talent & Art Show!

Other student performers included:

Kes Whalen singing “Not in That Way” by Sam Smith

Lyden Michels drumming to “Toxic Garbage Island” by Gojia

Jason Reichel singing “Ol’ Red” by Blake Shelton

Eva Wood dancing to “Fix You” by Coldplay

Jacob Sindt drumming to “Hot for Teacher” by Van Halen

Isabel Peterson and Sophie Runde singing and playing their ukuleles’ to “Honey” by Ill Spector

Ava LaRue singing “I Don’t Want to be You Anymore” by Billie Eilish

The group Adam’s Apple, made up of Graedon Frederick (bass guitar), Adam Kramer (saxophone), Jacob Sindt (drums), Christen Neises (trumpet), and Josh Miner (trombone) preformed the song “In Bloom” by Nirvana.

Hannah Compton played the piano “Howl’s Moving Castle Theme” by Joe Hisaishi

Peyton Decker, Will Lafoe, And Jonathon Shultz preformed UNSCRIPTED (improv)

Josie Andre dancing to an Irish Slip Gig

Newi Nathan preforming an original piece on her ukulele

Adeline Chesher singing “Burn” by Lin Manuel Miranda

Lorelei Walker and Maddie Wright preforming a color guard duet to “Annabel” by Dessa

Jackson Kates and Sam Barklow singing and playing the guitar to “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradly Cooper

Kate Tonn dancing to “It Takes a Man to Know a Man” by Damien Rice

Peyton Decker, True Mills, Will Lafoe, and Gabe Vandor Broek singing “Take me Home Country Roads” by John Denver

The surprise act of Mr. Rowley (drums), Ms. Barber (singing), Ms. Koch (piano), Mr. Jenkins (lead guitar), Mr. Chesher (bass), and Ms. Araeipour (tambourine) came together and performed a song to the tune of Madonna’s “Material Girl” with lyrics by Ms. Barber. The lyrics honored the various retiring staff members.

Ms. Barber, Mr. Wulfekuhle, Mr. Cuvelier, Mr. Evans, Mr. Ross, Mr. Merritt, Ms. Richman-Cesaretti, and Mr. Cesaretti are retiring at the end of this school year.

The show’s coordinators would also like to thank the Production Team for making sure the show ran smoothly. The team included stage managers Rylee Capesius, Kathryn Lincicum, and Chloe McCarty, Mr. Rowley as sound coordinator, El Taverna as sound board coordinator, Jared Seyer as master electrician, and Kathryn Burns as the house manager.