De Pere has had a longstanding tradition of vocal excellence within the community over the past 50 years. Previous directors such as Tami Lang and Jonathan Ulrich led both the concert and show choir programs at De Pere High School before Anne Marie Cummings, the current director, arrived in 2015. Prior choirs including Prelude, Ambassadors, Renaissance, and Charisma hosted events such as De Pere Big Jam and Soup and a Song. Though names have changed throughout the years, the passion for singing and performing continues to grow at De Pere High School.
Our Alma Mater
We sing to thee De Pere, our school our alma mater,
Provider of our hopes and opportunity.
Not walls of stone nor books alone, but smiles and tears and memories
The lights we kindled here, shall burn eternally.
Hail to De Pere High, Hail to sons/daughters of fame and glory
Never to forgot all the joyous times we’ve had (u-rah-rah)
Fight, Fight with all your might, Fight to keep the colors flying
Hail to our school so dear we pledge ourselves to thee (hey!)"
Before renovations to the choir and orchestra rooms in 2017, graduating students left handprints on the walls of the choir room to leave their mark in De Pere. Below are a few images of those handprints, and be sure to visit Redbird Vocal Music on Facebook to view more.