MARSHFIELD — The Kids from Wisconsin, the state’s musical ambassadors of goodwill, are ready for their 47th show season, and this brings a little “hometown flavor” as 33 talented KIDS represent 31 different hometowns across the state of Wisconsin.
This year’s tour theme exemplifies a “Wisconsin HOMETOWN” sentiment of “No Place We’d Rather Be.”
Thirty-three of Wisconsin’s most talented youth, along with eight camp alternates, were chosen during statewide auditions in February. The troupe consists of 20 singer/dancers and a 13-piece show band.
The Kids from Wisconsin performance at Marshfield High School, hosted by Central Chamber Chorale, will take place July 8, 2015, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at showtix4u.com or in person during open office hours at the high school.
Marshfield’s hometown KID
Jared Coffren just completed his sophomore year at Marshfield High School. Coffren performs in a variety of groups such as jazz band, concert band, and orchestra on both trombone and string bass. He received an exemplary soloist award at District Solo and Ensemble and also went to State Solo and Ensemble in eight events. Coffren takes private trombone lessons with Dr. Patrick Lawrence from UW-Stevens Point. Along with music Coffren is highly involved at his church. This will be Coffren’s first year in KIDS.
About the Kids from Wisconsin
The Kids from Wisconsin are part of an entertainment tradition created for Wisconsin’s talented youth back in 1969. Their formal introduction to performance was at the Wisconsin State Fair as they opened for many high profile acts. Today the pride and passion that enlightened that early music lives on through a Kids from Wisconsin Revue.
Performing live annually for more than 120,000 across Wisconsin and the Midwest, the Kids from Wisconsin present great entertainment with some of Wisconsin’s most talented performers ages 15-20. The revue is produced in collaboration with writers, arrangers, and choreographers from across the country.
The KIDS maintain a broad repertoire of music that includes the American favorites, big band, ’50s-’80s classics, Motown, country, Broadway, and current top hits, filling a two-hour, fully staged performance.
This year’s performance will include some great music, including a collection from Carole King and highlights from “Bullets over Broadway.” The band features will include the music of Frank Sinatra — 2015 is his centennial — and a medley of hits by Chicago.
The KIDS tour schedule is posted at kidsfromwisconsin.org.