Yankton Children’s Choir searches for lost alums

Yankton Children's Choir searches for lost alums
As the Yankton Children's Choir (YCC) prepares to say goodbye to two of its founding directors, the search is on – not just for their replacements, but also for "lost" choir alums.

An effort is being made to contact all the 400-plus singers who have worked with Choral Director Lea Ann Schramm and Associate Choral Director Margaret Lyons during the YCC's 14 years of existence. They are being especially invited to attend Schramm and Lyons' last concert, set for Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m., in the United Church of Christ-Congregational, Yankton.

Most of the alums have been found, but the YCC is looking for help in tracking down the last few. Among those still lost are the following (with parent/ guardian names and hometown, if other than Yankton):

Sara Anderson (Vertus & Carol Anderson), Eric Biernacki (Joe & Laura Biernacki), Emily and Katie Blaalid (Dennis & Sandy Blaalid), Laura Flatau (Don & Debbie Flatau), Angela Gravholt (Virginia Gravholt), Eric Haley (Clayton & Jum Jim Haley), Katherine Hemmer (Laurie Julian & Ron Hemmer), Kyle and Lena Jensen (Devon Jensen & Sandra Jensen, Vermillion), Molly Kafka (Doug & Nyla Kafka, Avon), Colette Kraft (Alvin & Sherry Kraft), Tiffany MacArthur (Mark & Debra Bischoff), Kevin Mayer (Darrel & Elena Mayer), Amanda Reinisch (Theresa & Jim Letendre), Katie Rothones (Mike & Carrie Rothones), Dylan Steffan (Daryl & Sheila Steffan), Nicole Warwick (Steve & Peggy Warwick), and Sara Weaver (Keith & Elizabeth Weaver, Vermillion).

Anyone with a mailing address, phone number, or e-mail address for these YCC alums or their families is encouraged to contact Lea Ann Schramm (lschramm@iw.net; 605.665.4394) or send it to the Yankton Children's Choir, Box 409, Yankton, SD 57078.

If there are other former singers or their families who think they may also have been missed, they, too, are encouraged to contact Schramm.

For further information on the May 7 concert and about the choir and its plans for the next season, contact Executive Director Katy Gifford (402.586.2411; bless ings@gpcom.net) or see www.yanktonchildren schoir.org.

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