For the Antigo Times
Lauren Hackbarth, a senior trumpet player with the Antigo High School Band, has been selected as an understudy for the acclaimed “Kids from Wisconsin.” Lauren’s parents are Heather and Michael Hackbarth. Lauren is an active member of the Antigo High School Band and has participated in concert groups, jazz ensembles, and marching band. She has also participated in solo ensemble events both as a soloist and a member of various ensembles. Lauren has been a multi-year member of the Great Northern Conference Honors Band and was a 2017 member of the WSMA State High School Honors Band.
The KIDS will celebrate all summer from June 21- August 18, in over 35 hometowns across the state and twice daily at the Wisconsin State Fair, as they mark a milestone 50th year of performing and molding professional performers. The KIDS Antigo performances will be on Tuesday, July 17th.
This year’s show theme, “Shine the Light”, will feature music performed since the inception of the Kids from Wisconsin. Some of the KIDS all-time audience favorites will be featured along with 5 decades of Broadway. KIDS will shine the light on their past 50 years while lighting the way for the next 50.
In their 50th season, the KFW will have performed for approximately 10 million across Wisconsin and the Midwest, with great entertainment by some of Wisconsin’s most talented performers ages 15-20. The revue is produced in collaboration with some of the best writers, arrangers, and choreographers across the country.