Urbandale Unplugged

The Student News Site of Urbandale High School

Urbandale Unplugged

Urbandale Unplugged

NFL Draft Recap
NFL Draft Recap
May 8, 2024
Podcast Episode 2
Podcast Episode 2
April 12, 2024

Extracurricular Insider

Urbandale STUDIO 2024
Urbandale STUDIO 2024 @Waukee Northwest’s Nightfall

Urbandale STUDIO is the varsity show choir at Urbandale. They are directed by Mr. Ted Brimeyer, and assisted by Mr. Brendan Ball and Mr. Ryan Orme. The band is directed by Mr. David Breese and Mr. Jeff Temple, with choreography by Stephen Todd. The group shared their show, ‘Gilligan’s Island’ with their competition at Johnston ShowZam!, Waukee Northwest Nightfall, and Hastings Swingin’ on the River. They also performed at four home shows including, their Preview Show, Pops 1, Pops 2, and co-hosting the 41st USCI with Vitality and Affinity.

Soloists were featured to represent all seven of the characters from the TV show. As Gilligan was senior Owen Hamman, The Skipper was senior Taylor Beron, Ginger was senior Kate Pargeon, Mr. Howell was senior Dylan Rains, Mrs. Howell was senior Kennedy Menke, Mary-Ann was senior Avery Clayton, and The Professor was played by junior Alexander Baker.

The Urbandale show choir program allows for an ample amount of student leadership, ranging from dance captains to crew chiefs. The Studio dance captains this year were senior Ben Schmidt, senior Norah Seeley, senior Alex Mackie, and junior Amber Pair. The 2024 crew was led by senior Nolan Rains. It might not have been an official leadership role but the palm trees, sand dunes, and sail you saw on stage were designed and painted by senior Hope Stice.


Facts Summary
-Director: Mr. Ted Brimeyer
-Assistant Directors: Mr. Brenden Ball and Mr. Ryan Orme
-Choreographer: Mr. Stephan Todd
-Combo directors: Mr. David Breese and Mr. Jeff Temple
-Competitions: Johnston ShowZam!, Waukee Northwest Nightfall, Hasting’s Swingin’ on the River
-Home Shows: Preview Show, Pops 1, Pops 2, 41st USCI
-Dance Captains: Ben Schmidt, Norah Seeley, Alex Mackie, Amber Pair
-Crew Chief: Nolan Rains

Leave a Comment
Donate to Urbandale Unplugged

Your donation will support the student journalists of Urbandale High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Lilian Gyure
Lilian Gyure, Staff Writer
Lilian Gyure is a sophomore at Urbandale. She participates in a wide range of activities, including cross country, track, show choir, band, stage writers guild, and mock trial. When she’s not at practice you can find her at home relaxing or hanging out with friends. Gyure enjoys writing feature stories and will rarely be caught without a Bubbl’r in hand.
Donate to Urbandale Unplugged

Comments (0)

All Urbandale Unplugged Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *