Milwaukappella 2017
What happens when you combine Milwaukee and one of the hottest vocal trends in contemporary music? Milwaukappella!
Milwaukappella is a day-long a cappella workshop for high school and college students followed by an evening concert featuring students from the dayside classes plus a show-stopping performance by the festival’s headline act Vocalight.
Vocalight has been called “the next generation of a cappella.” A tight and talented group of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight is inventing the future of contemporary vocal music. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock and electronic dance music, Vocalight creates a unique blend of groove and soul for a cappella fans.
The third annual a cappella event is Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Classes will include Vocal Percussion, Arranging, Vocal Technique, Visual Presentation, Choreography and Performance Prep.  performance and day-long choral seminar put on by The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field with presenting sponsor, Landaas & Company Investments.
Milwaukappella highlights one of the hottest trends in contemporary music — a cappella. And tThe third annual a cappella event is Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
Steve Palec, the host of Rock & Roll Roots on WKLH-FM, will emcee the show.
Milwaukappella 2017 offers a unique opportunity for aspiring a cappella students to attend sessions on vocal percussion, arranging, vocal technique, presentation and choreography. At the end of the day, they apply their skills by opening the evening performance. Seminar tickets are $40/student in advance, $50/student the day of the event. The price includes classes, lunch, dinner and a great seat for the evening show.
Advance tickets for the evening performance start at $15 for student and seniors, $19 for adults. Family-savings packages are available. Children 4 and under are free but still need a ticket. Go to South Milwaukee PAC website. Follow “BUY” links. Workshop tickets will be offered on the same page as show tickets.
Proceeds from the performance will be used to support charitable efforts of The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field. Rotary is the world’s oldest and largest service organization, famous for End Polio Now, its effort to rid the world of polio. Locally, RCMF funds student scholarships and grants to local non-pro ts as well as delivering food to families for Thanksgiving, hosting a Christmas party for Goodwill workers, and organizing a prom for senior citizens. The club has been serving Cudahy, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, St. Francis and Bayview since 1958.
A portion of Milwaukappella proceeds go to South Milwaukee Music and South Milwaukee Music Parents Association to support the district’s music programs.
Milwaukappella from morning to night

Student Workshop | 8:30 am-5:30 pm
All students in the workshop will perform on stage during the evening concert.
Classes include:
Going Pro: transitioning from high school to the professional world of a cappella
Vocal Percussion (choice of Beginning, Advanced or Sound Effects session)
Arranging (choice of Advanced, By Ear, or interpreting arrangements)
Vocal Technique (choice of Blend & Intonation, Belting or Riffing session),
Visual Presentation (choice of Solo Master Class, Choreography & Blocking, or Channeling Emotion session)
                  Performance Prep (mic checks, master classes and mass song)
Workshop tickets are $40 ($50 day of workshop) and include workshop classes, lunch, dinner and a ticket to the evening show.
Visit to register/buy tickets or call the box office at 414.766.5049. Register early, space is limited!

Evening Performance | 7:30 pm
The show will open with a mass song by all students and performances by select student groups who’ve spent the day in workshops taught by the band and other music professionals.
After intermission Vocalight, an award-winning, professional, vocal band, will take the stage and light up the room!
Performance tickets begin at $15 for students and seniors. Family packages are available. Buy tickets at
Questions? Email SMHS Choir Director Lee Stovall at, Rotarian Peter May at, text Peter at 414 899-8098 or call the SMPAC at 414 766-5049.
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