Art, Music & Culture

Red Cedar Choir

Membership Fee: $20/year or $10/semester
Call the campus to register

The Red Cedar Choir is a partnership with the UW-BC Music Department and surrounding communities. You will have the incredible opportunity to sing and be part of one of the best choirs in the area. The choir performs to sold-out houses in Rice Lake and surrounding areas throughout the year. The choir dates back to 1932 when it was associated with the Rice Lake Federated Music Club. The choir is directed by Beth Joosten. The group is open to all community members.

Communiversity Band

Membership Fee: $20/year or $10/semester
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Communiversity Band is a joint effort of the Music Department and the surrounding communities. The band is comprised of both students and area musicians, giving the participants the opportunity to perform with professional players. The band performs at several concerts throughout the year and is conducted by Mike Joosten. This ensemble is open to any student or community member through audition on their instrument (prior work on the instrument is expected).

Charger Chess Club

Free and open to the public.  4:00 PM on Thursdays in The Commons
Do you enjoy chess? Maybe you want to learn or improve your strategies? Join the Charger Chess Club. Our club allows you to cultivate your chess playing skills in a casual, fun atmosphere. Not only can you become a better player, but this is a great way to meet other chess players from the local area. Players of all skill levels are welcome, as are those who simply want to learn how to play. 

A Walk Through the Winter Wonderland:
The History, Food and Traditions of the Christmas Holidays

4 sessions//October 7, 14, 21, 28
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Fee: $29
Discover the ways Christmas has been celebrated throughout history from its very beginnings to today.  In this class you will explore the history, music, movies, and food of Christmas - Learning about the origins of some of the most popular elements of Christmas (gift giving, Santa Claus, caroling, and decorating).  If you like all that the Christmas season has to offer, then you'll love this class.  We will immerse ourselves in long debated questions about Christmas, and who knows, there just may be some tasty treats!  Your instructors are UW-BC faculty and staff members Quentin Vieregge and Sonya Murrey.