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, Nancy Dickinson (Secretary), Cathe Engler, Diane Everson, Ron Hagemann, Dr. Amy Horn-Delzer, Tom Kalhagen, Ellen Knutson (Treasurer), Tom Livick, Larry Midtbo, Dr. Dennis Pauli (Chairperson), Gary Smith (Education & Fundraising Coordinator), Connie Tronnes and Paul M. Tropp (President).  

    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.

    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
    Simple Gifts
    The Dodger
    At The River
    Ching A Ring Chaw


    Excursions Samuel Barber
    Un Poco Allegro Bradley Haag
    Slow Blues Tempo
    Allegro Molto
    Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon      Eric Ewazen
    From Shadowcatcher

    Intermission

     Swing Low**        Traditional

    Suite for French Horn Tuba & Piano Alec Wilder

    In a Jazzy Style.
    Berceuse
    Hoe-Down

    Four Rags*                                    Scott Joplin

    The Entertainer
    Maple Leaf Rag
    When Your Hair Is Like The Snow
    Pineapple Rag

    Stars and Stripes Forever*     John Phillip Sousa

    Brass Players from Edgerton Middle School joins the Quintet on stage for  "Stars and Stripes Forever" 

    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.
    William Wartmann presents a check to Dr. Norman L. Fjelstad, Superintendent of the School District of Edgerton.