SONGER STUDIO
RIVER CITY DAYS FEATURES GREAT STUDENT MUSICIANS
FOR THE ELEVENTH STRAIGHT YEAR, SONGERSTUDIO, DISTRICT 112 COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND THE DISTRICT 112 MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT WILL COMBINE TO PRESENT AN INCREDIBLE THREE-PLUS HOURS OF MUSIC AND AN ENTRY IN THE PARADE AT CHASKA RIVER CITY DAYS

RIVER CITY DAYS IS THE INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY SUMMER FESTIVAL THAT TAKES PLACE THE WEEKEND OF JULY 27-29.  THE EVENT INCLUDES FOOD, GAMES, ACTIVITIES, LOCAL VENDORS AND OF COURSE ENTERTAINMENT.  

THE SONGERSTUDIO GROUPS PERFORM FROM 11:30 A.M.-3 P.M. ON SATURDAY, JULY 28 AT THE GAZEBO IN THE CENTER OF CHASKA CITY SQUARE PARK.  THE 210-MINUTE EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURES THE MOVIE BAND (CONSISTING OF INCOMING 6TH THROUGH 8TH GRADERS PLAYING MOVIE THEMES), THE JAZZ BAND, THE COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS BAND AND FIVE ROCK BANDS (OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GARAGE BANDS).  THESE BANDS AND STUDENTS ARE DIRECTED AND TAUGHT BY ERIC SONGER, HEIDI SONGER, NEAL NORDSTROM, MIKE HOWE AND KRIS STAUFFER.  THE BANDS PLAY A VARIETY OF MUSIC INCLUDING FUN MOVIE THEMES, GREAT BIG BAND SWING MUSIC, TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS, CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY AND ROCK AND ROLL HITS FROM THROUGHOUT THE DECADES.  

ON SUNDAY, JULY 29 AT 1 P.M., THE MARCHING BAND WILL BE PART OF THE RIVER CITY DAYS PARADE WHICH WILL WIND THROUGH THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN CHASKA.    

ALL OF THESE PERFORMANCES MARK THE CONCLUSION OF A VERY FUN SUMMER SEASON OF MUSIC WHERE ALL OF THESE STUDENTS REHEARSE ONCE A WEEK IN ORDER TO PERFORM, BUT ALSO TO KEEP UP THEIR CHOPS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.  OVER 200 STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN THE SONGERSTUDIO SUMMER PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO HEIDI SONGER, KRIS STAUFFER, MATT POTTER, SCOTT PRESCOTT AND GINA FORD FOR ALL OF THEIR WORK WITH THE GROUPS THIS SUMMER.  THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PARENTS, STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.  AND THANK YOU TO RIVER CITY DAYS ORGANIZERS TIM SEBENALER AND BOB SNYDER FOR HAVING OUR GROUPS OUT TO PERFORM.
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MEMBERS OF THE MOVIE BAND GETTING READY TO PLAY “STAR WARS”, “BEAUTY & THE BEAST” & MORE
BRYCE WAS ONE OF MANY STUDENTS TO PLAY WITH MULTIPLE BANDS.  HERE HE IS PLAYING “MORE THAN A FEELING” WITH THE GARAGE BANDS
BLAKE, LAUREN AND AVA SINGING “SWEET CHILD O MINE” WITH THE GARAGE BANDS
GRACE AND ZOE GETTIN’ THEIR FIDDLE ON WITH THE COUNTRY BLUEGRASS BAND
NOTHING SAYS ‘80S ROCK LIKE AVA PLAYING THE KEYTAR WITH THE GARAGE BANDS
DOMINIC AND ELI SHREDDIN’ WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL GARAGE BAND
JAZZ BAND AT THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR PERFORMANCE.  THERE’S MY SON IN THE GREEN!
EMMA (ABOVE) AND ANGELA (BELOW) ENTERTAINED WITH SWEET SOLO SETS
MARCHING BAND PERFORMED AT THE SUNDAY RIVER CITY DAYS PARADE