April 29, 2008
CC Singers perform in Denver
Getting an opportunity to perform at the Chair Academy
Leadership Conference in Denver, Colo. last Thursday, Cowley College’s
CC Singers gave an inspired performance.
After the group had completed its set, the crowd rose to its feet to
give the CC Singers a standing ovation. In turn, they treated the crowd
to an encore performance.
“We had such a great response from the crowd, they made us feel like
we were rock stars,” vocal music director Connie Donatelli said.
Donatelli was quick to credit theatre director Scott MacLaughlin for
his work with the sound, director of music theory Steve Butler, who played
the piano, and Cowley student Andy Rouse, who helped with the technical
side of the performance.
“We could not have done the caliber of show we did without those guys,” Donatelli
She also praised the work done by Cowley band students Eric Fraley, who
played drums, and Dan Hasenbank, who played bass during the performance.
“They stepped in and did a fantastic job,” Donatelli said.
Most of all, she was proud of the performance by her students.
“My students were stellar,” Donatelli said. “They had a fantastic
On the way to Denver, the CC Singers made a stop at Scott City High School
to give a performance. They also performed at Hays High School on their
way back to Arkansas City on Friday.