William and Joyce Wartmann Edgerton Endowment for the Performing Arts
In September of 2003 William and Joyce Wartmann's contribution established an endowment that will be held in perpetuity by the School District of Edgerton. Since 2002, the Wartmann's and the school district have been working together to establish the endowment, which will provide the community with affordable performances.
Dr. Norman L. Fjelstad appointed a committee whose responsibility is to determine the appropriate use of the annual distributions from the endowment. The committee, known as the WEpac Board (Wartmann Endowment for the performing arts Board). Current board members of WEpac are: Kirsten Almo, Cathe Engler, Diane Everson, Ron Hagemann, Dr. Amy Horn-Delzer, Ellen Knutson (Treasurer), Alan Lemke, Tom Livick, Dr. Dennis Pauli (Chairperson), Jim Raymond, Gary Smith (Education & Fundraising Coordinator), Connie Tronnes, Paul M. Tropp (President), Deb Wolniak.
WEpac has adopted the following for their Mission Statement:
"The WEpac Board strives to provide a diverse selection of quality, affordable entertainment to the Edgerton Community”.
On Friday, January 30, 2004 the endowment was kicked off with a sold out performance of the "Chicago Brass Quintet" with Concert Pianist Bradley Haag.
The evenings music included a variety of genre:
Allegro* Antonio Vivaldi
The Music of Bach Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale arr. Samuel Adler
Bouree arr. James Mattern
Sonatine arr. Jan Bach
Fugue arr. Irving Rosenthal
Old American Songs* Arron Copland
At The River
Ching A Ring Chaw
Excursions Samuel Barber
Un Poco Allegro Bradley Haag
Slow Blues Tempo
Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon Eric Ewazen
Swing Low** Traditional
Suite for French Horn Tuba & Piano Alec Wilder
In a Jazzy Style.
Four Rags* Scott Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag
When Your Hair Is Like The Snow
Stars and Stripes Forever* John Phillip Sousa
Brass Players from Edgerton Middle School joins the Quintet on stage for
"Stars and Stripes Forever"
The Edgerton Performing Arts Center was built in 2000 to serve not only as the home for the schools performing arts, but also, as a venue for the community. The Wartmann Endowment makes it possible for WEpac to provide performances, such as, the "Chicago Brass Quintet". Through music styles of classical, pop, jazz etc. and theatre productions including musical theatre, lovers of the performing arts young and old will have the opportunity to experience world class performances.
Your contribution to the endowment will keep ticket prices affordable so that all will be able to enjoy the performing arts. Your voluntary gift is tax deductible. When corporations and businesses contribute to the endowment they enhance their image in the community, promote their products and services, and sustain the quality of life of their customers and employees. With your support, WEpac will continue to bring world class performances to the community at large:
Make checks payable to School District of Edgerton c/o Wartmann Endowment and send to EPAC Attn: Coordinator 200 Elm High Dr. Edgerton, WI 53534
William Wartmann presents a check to Dr. Norman L. Fjelstad, Superintendent of the School District of Edgerton.