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The Echo

Senior Ari Braveman sings behind Junior Jada Macklemore. Park Singers held a concert May 21.

Choir overcomes challenges

Katie Nelson May 26, 2021

A unique performance space, including specialty masks and COVID-19 restrictions, were just some of the barriers faced by Park’s choir this weekend. Park hosted its first in-person concert in 15 months...

Choir teacher John Myszkowski teaches his zero hour class March 3. Zero hour gives students the opportunity to take choir if it does not fit into their regular schedule.

Choir teacher moves forward in Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition

Lilly Strathman March 10, 2020

When reflecting on progressing to a semi-finalist in the Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition, choir teacher John Myszkowski said he realized this was a great opportunity to speak on his passions. “I...

Junior Leo Dworsky and other members of the ‘Hairspray’ cast perform their final dress rehearsal Feb. 19. Choir performed the musical “Hairspray” Feb. 20–Feb. 23.

Choir makes unfortunate schedule decision

Colin Canaday February 23, 2020

Scheduled for 8-11 p.m. Feb. 22, the Sno Daze dance directly conflicted with the high school choir rendition of “Hairspray” on the same day at 2 p.m. The competition between these two events demonstrates...

Choir teacher John Myszkowski speaks to his students Jan. 31. Myszkowski is currently a candidate for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award.

Choir teacher announced as a candidate for teacher of the year

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff February 3, 2020

Choir teacher John Myszkowski said he was overjoyed upon hearing of his nomination for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award and feels incredibly grateful to Park for giving him the opportunity to succeed. “I'm...

Senior Mitchell VonEschen sings during the choir winter concert Dec. 17. VonEschen is a part of Park Singers and concert choir. Concert choir performed four songs alone.

Choir performs at winter concert

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff December 19, 2019

Concert, varsity choir and Park Singers held a joint winter concert Dec. 12. Throughout the performance, the three choirs focused on winter and holiday themed music, mainly singing independently of...

Sophomore Leo Dworsky models the notes in one of many songs he is teaching to fourth and fifth grade theater kids at Aquila Elementary School, May 9. The students will perform a showcase for parents and community members June 5.

Elementary, high school students unite in performance

Annica Schultz May 29, 2019

Every Thursday afternoon freshman Anna Haen and sophomore Leo Dworsky can be found helping energetic fourth and fifth graders with their singing and dancing, according to Dworsky. Anna Haen said she will...

Senior Ayanna Nathan prepares her solo for the upcoming choir concert. The 1950s POPS concert will be May. 29.

Choir prepares for last concert of the year

Abigail Prestholdt May 28, 2019

Choir teacher John Myszkowski said the concert has a central theme and gives the students new, exciting opportunities to get more involved. “We've been, now for a number of years, doing a new decade...

Sophomore Phoebe McKinney sings and dances during her zero hour choir class. Choir is preparing for their 1940s POPS concert May 29 in the High School auditorium .

Sophomores accepted into All-State Choir

Abby Prestholdt May 13, 2019

After hearing he had been accepted into All-State Choir, sophomore Leo Dworsky said he was excited to begin the program because of all the good stories he has been told about it. “From what I have...

Senior Monica Foley April 11 practice dance during the choir class. The choir is fundraising to be able to take a trip to New York during the summer.

Choir fundraiser quiz

Abby Prestholdt April 17, 2019

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Sophomores Deo Shindano and Cal Stokes practice singing their part with the rest of choir Feb. 7. Shindano and Stokes both play Rolf in Parks rendition of The Sound of Music. Park choir will be performing The Sound of Music Feb. 28, March 1, 2 and 3.

Choir works to make ‘The Sound of Music’ a success

Ethan Meisler, Adin Zweigbaum, and Sofia Seewald February 20, 2019

As choir gets ready to perform “The Sound of Music,” sophomore Leo Dworsky said the cast has been working productively during practices with help from choir teacher John Myszkowski, as well as co-director...

Choir Musical Preview

February 19, 2019

Juniors Euan Lim and Mitchell Voseschen are rehearsing for the school musical Sound of Music. They were both attending zero hour Jan. 9, which is before school.

Choir begins preparation for musical

Sofie Geretz and Ethan Meisler January 17, 2019

Choir teacher John Myszkowski said the satisfaction he gets from teaching high school students is because of their increased abilities and adaptability when it comes time for big performances. “High...

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