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"Between the Lines" Monroe HS Vocals to Perform May 18th at 7pm
Friday, May 07, 2010 3:26:33 PM - Monroe Ohio

by Mark Jauss, Monroe Schools Music Director

"Between the Lines" is a pop-a cappella group from Monroe High School made up mostly of upperclassmen.  "BTL" rehearses after school every Wednesday from 2:45-4:45PM and will be a group which sings both for school-sponsored events and throughout the community of Monroe. 

The director of the group, Mark Jauss, is thrilled to have a group like this because the music is a lot of fun to perform and the group has the potential to energize the entire Monroe choral program.  "BTL" consists of five sopranos, five altos, five tenors, four basses, and a vocal percussionist (similar to "beat-boxing"). 

Everything is sung without accompaniment! "BTL's" first performance will be as the closing act for the Monroe High School Choir Concert on Tuesday, May 18.  The concert will be in the high school's main auditorium and will begin at 7PM.  In addition, the group will be premiering a piece which was arranged especially for them; Lionel Richie's "You Are." 

The piece was arranged by a current member of "Fight Club," an all-male a cappella group that Mark (Jauss) started while attending Wright State. Hope to see you at the concert on May 18 for the first-ever in-school performance of "BETWEEN THE LINES!" You won't want to miss it!

Singers: -Kaitlynn Nall (Soprano; Senior) -Katya Hernandez (Soprano; Junior) -Hannah Robertson (Soprano; Senior) -Ellen Short (Soprano; Senior) -Gayle Bryan (Soprano; Sophomore) -Hannah Robbins (Alto; Senior) -Nikki Larkin (Alto; Senior) -Corinne Minor (Alto; Graduating 2010) -Emily Hoover (Alto; Senior) -Rachel Hoover (Alto; Freshman) -Jeff Mack (Tenor; Graduating 2010) -Jay Miller (Tenor; Senior) -Saxon Hall (Tenor; Junior) -Eric Stone (Tenor: Sophomore) -Troy Patrick (Tenor; Freshman) -Michael Luciano (Bass; Graduating 2010) -Joshua Barrett (Bass; Senior) -Brian Fiscus (Bass; Junior) -Taylor Young (Bass; Senior) -Matthew Kakaris (Vocal Percussionist; Senior) *The group currently consists of 20 musicians but will consist of 17 next year when those who are currently seniors graduate.

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