We had a smaller group of 15 members again at Monday’s meeting but 10 guests were also in attendance. Joining us was Sandra Smet from the VFW Auxiliary to accept a check for a Badger Girl State sponsorship, Cory Schneider from FDL High School Choral Department as our guest speaker, and eight Fond du Lads to entertain us. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Dave Twohig for coming from a 92 degree vacation back to ski with his family and also to return to his Kiwanis Family on Monday morning and Gary Miller for a cancer free visit to his dermatologist. Glen Treml was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he drew the Three of Clubs, not a winner. Next Monday’s game will have 32 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $254.
Cory Schneider – Cardinal Singers
Cory Schneider has been the choral director at Fond du Lac High School since 1998, having assumed the position Director of Choirs in 2001. Prior to his time at Fond du Lac High School, he taught choral music at Sabish Junior High School in Fond du Lac and Fox River Middle School in Waterford.
The Cardinal Singers are a choral club that practices in off school hours and days. Typically the group practices before school begins and/or on Sundays. The Christmas programs that the Cardinal Signers do are mostly self-directed while the Spring Programs are directed by Cory. During the Christmas season the group does anywhere from 30 to 35 programs for local groups. The Cardinal Singers also do competitions, not so much for the awards, but for the experience of performing. The group travels to various competitions every other year outside of Wisconsin and has been quite successful. The Singers also do more than performances. They do numerous activities at the local elementary schools on a regular basis to instill the love of music at an early age. Cory brought along a sub-group of the Cardinal Singers, the Fond du Lads, who performed a couple of numbers for our group. The group is self-directed and is made up of a mix of seniors, juniors and sophomores. They were quite entertaining. The final piece of information that Cory left us with was a statistic that the Cardinal Singers carry a 3.6 average grade point. They are not only talented but smart as well.