Union High School held the Spring Show Choir and Jazz Band Concert on May 13. A number of students performed solos throughout the evening. The concert was the last for the 2012-2013 school year and the last in Matt Auditorium as it exists today.
Matt Auditorium will be going through a major renovation, set to be completed in October 2013. Everything from the theatre seats to the stage curtains will be replaced. The school has kicked off a Buy a Seat Campaign to help offset the costs of the new theatre seats. Tax deductible donations of $150 each can be made per theatre seat. Those wishing to donate can purchase a single seat, an entire row, or even an entire section. The names of those who purchase seats will be displayed on a plaque to be hung within the auditorium. Donations can be sent to Union High School.
Throughout the evening, the Union Station Show Choir performed four songs. Tierra Metzger, Lindsey Powell, Jess Larison, and Leah Jungling were the choir soloists of evening. Jazz II performed two selections. Travis Heth, Erin Heckroth, Kassie Hennings, Charles Kronschnabel, Nicole Lowe, Alyssa Frost, and Mitchell Hanson were the soloists for this group. Jazz I performed three song selections. Robert Leipold, Natalie Hanson, Kristen Lowe, Trevor Krug, Brandon Hill, Gabe Klein, and Lindsey Powell were the soloists for the group.
Numerous seniors performed senior solos including: Cole Pippert who sang "Fast Car", Mackenzie Harkness who sang "No Good Deed", Lindsey Powell who sang "Bound to You", and Tierra Metzger who sang "Hurt". As senior solos, Savannah Jensen performed a dance, and Natalie Hanson showcased her skills on the piano with "The Swan".
Two All-State speakers made special presentations between musical performances. Kim Erickson presented a look at bullying and suicide. Noah Garwood performed an after dinner speech titled "Twi-Lies", a comical look at Twilight from the view of a vampire.