Muscatine’s middle school show choir has been in existence for over seven years. The program has gone through many changes over the years. The program is a great way for students to interact with other students and is a fun activity for students interested in music and dancing.
In 2011, the program changed from being a swing choir to being called a show choir. The program got a new director during the 2010-2011 year and combined Central and West Middle Schools to make one middle school show choir. They were named “New Connection” and participated in one competition along with many community performances. In the years following, the middle school show choir was taken over by the choir director, Tristan Tolle, and remained a combined show choir. The group hasn’t traveled anywhere to compete but has taken part in community performances.
This year, the group divided again into Central and West to make two middle school show choirs. Both groups are directed by choir teachers Tristan Tolle and Austin Siefers. As the group continues to grow and make changes, it gives the students a positive environment in which to get involved and eventually move onto high school show choir at the competitive level.