Katherine Kloch Wendlandt dance choreographer for the 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers

Katherine Kloch Wendlandt dance choreographer for the 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers

100 Years of Growing Wisconsin Leaders:  94th Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference Program June 23-26, 2014


Susan Kloch Wendlandt of Marshfield , WI. is an advisor to the Wisconsin State 4-H Drama Company  and Katherine Kloch Wendlandt of Marshfield is the dance choreographer for the Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers spent nine days working with their designated performing  4-H Arts Teams helping them create a 45 -60 minute performance given at an assembly to an audience of almost 700 people at the Madison Masonic Center Auditorium.


The Wisconsin State 4-H Showcase Singers is comprised of 20 older youth that volunteer their time and talents to create a 45 minute performance



In this centennial year of Wisconsin 4-H, “100 Years of Growing Wisconsin Leaders”   will be explored and celebrated throughout the event. A wide variety of assemblies, seminars, and service projects will allow delegates to broaden interests and develop new skills.  The educational focus will be on national 4-H Mission Mandates (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts; Health Living; and Civic Education) and building life skills.



Since their formation in 1987,the Wisconsin 4-H Showcase singers troupe has become one of Wisconsin’s premier youth performing organizations.  Membership in Showcase Singers results in the pride of achieving a very high level of performance, and a strong bond of friendship and “family”.


Showcase Singers members are selected from throughout Wisconsin, rehearse throughout the summer, and perform at this conference, at various county fairs, and in a series of shows at the Wisconsin State Fair.                                                   


Applications deadline:January 15

Singers announced: Mid February


Director: Luke Talen, Milwaukee Co.

Choreographer; Katherine Katie Wendlandt,Wood county

Staff Advisor: Christina Rencontre UW-Extension, State 4-H Arts  Specialist



This years Drama company is comprised of older youth and adults from throughout Wisconsin.  They create a performance piece to be presented on Tuesday evening during the 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H & Youth Conference, and will present a series of performances at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Ellis, WI.


The 2014 Wisconsin State 4-H Drama Company has  32 participating members this year.  The Drama company members have five days to create (which involves creating stories, write scripts, learning dance choreography for multiple dance segments and creating back drops and props) resulting  in a 50 minute performance that incorporates, one vocal performance, three dance segments and multiple skits that takes the audience on a thought proving journey! Everyone works about 12 hours a everyday in order to create the final polished performance.

Director: Jay Johnson, Sheboygan Co.

Ass’t Director: Jim Johnson, Sheboygan Co.

Dance Choreographer (Elizabeth) Izzi Mielke

Staff Advisor: Christina Rencontre UW-Extension

Volunteer Advisors: Shirley Miller Frey, Polk Co.; Barb Barbara Satnik,Eau Claire Co.; Izzi Mielke Waushara Co; and Susan Wendlandt, Wood Co.

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