Giving Party 2015 – Homecoming!


The DHS Show Choirs will once again host a Giving Party on Thursday November 5th.  This year’s theme is HOMECOMING and will focus on your college alma mater or favorite college team.  Activities may include a corn hole tournament, Euchre, Hillbilly Golf and the evening will conclude with some lucky man and woman being crowned Homecoming King & Queen.  Mark your calendars – invitations and more announcements to follow.

Weekly Schedule August 24th

Monday: Classic Connection 6-9: BUB 7:30-9

Tuesday: Sound Sensation 6-9; BUB 7:30-9




STATE FINALS are Saturday March19th. This is the first week of our spring break so please make your vacation plans accordingly and plan to be there.

Thanks to all for great Garden Walk!

The 16th annual Garden Walk was Saturday July 11th.  7 wonderful gardens around the Auburn area were open to the public to get ideas on plants, shrubs, landscaping and plant care.  The 7 gardens this year were –

Mark & Lori Shanyfelt – 702 Old Brick Road; John & Ellen Dennis 212 Iwo; Craig & Nancy Bassett 921 Golden Hawk; Tom & Tonya Whitaker 1215 Eckhart Avenue; Ned & Jodi Donaldson 612 Valley Park; Tom & Carol Brinkman 1504 Sanders Drive; Kip & Darlene Baird 1216 Ashwood.

I would really like to thank our sponsors – Garden Gate, Elite Pools, Summers Landscaping, Littlejohn Auctions and the Downtown Business Association.  Also a big thank you to our advertisers – Classic City Cremery and Smith Law.



All Stars Concert Friday 6:00 pm

The Classic Connection All Stars will perform the show they have been learning this week on Friday at 6:00 pm at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater.  The All Stars are made up of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from around DeKalb County.  They are paired with current members of the 2016 Classic Connection as they learn what it takes to put on a show choir show.  The Friday concert is free and open to the public.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

2011 All Stars

2011 All Stars

Following this concert, the Ft Wayne Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7:30 pm.  Kent Johnson is the featured vocalist for this performance.  Kent is a DHS Show Choir staff member and husband of director Shelley Johnson.  This concert is also free to the public.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to all of our 2015 graduates!  We are very proud of you!

2015 Seniors at Graduation

The 2015 Seniors of Classic Connection sang Back Home Again In Indiana and the National Anthem at graduation.

Katie VanWye Graduates West Point

Katie & Grant at West PointPictured is Grant Lockwood – Classic Connection class of 2014 and Katie VanWye – Classic Connection class of 2011 at Katie’s commissioning ceremony at West Point Military Academy.  Katie is now a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and Grant just completed his first year.

Shelley and I were honored to travel out for Katie’s graduation.

Congratulations Katie!

Show Choir members State Runner Up Social Studies

Local teams place high in state academic bowl

DeKalb High School’s social studies team members show their runner-up trophy from Saturday’s Indiana Academic Super Bowl State Finals at Purdue University. From left are Nick Dye, Colin Becker, Shawn Pfefferkorn and Vince Rainelli.  Not pictured is Matt Irwin.  Colin, Vince and Matt are members of Classic Connection and the Skinny Bois.

Showchoir & Prom Court

Bruce Bell – Senior member of Classic Connection, is a part of DHS’s Prom Court.

Seniors Recognized

Tia Hackbush Outstanding Music Student 2015 Tia Hackbush was awarded the Outstanding Student in Music and the Drama Scholorship in Monday’s Senior Awards Night.



Outstanding DHS SeniorsChoir students recognized as being outstanding students in other departments were Dallas Krinop for English and Christa Voiral for Science.


Brandon Park, Dalton Bell, Christa Voirol and Alison Kennedy were awarded the National School Choral Award at awards night.

The Addams Family

The Addams Family Cast Picture

We had a great time producing The Addams Family. Shelley and I would like to thank everyone involved and everyone who attended.


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