Junior Members

Sam Schoonover:​ Sam is the perfect combination of sarcasm and comedy. He is always ready to make a quip or pun, to make the entire group laugh. New to the group, Sam brings a decent amount of music knowledge to the table. He plays ukulele, he was in the production of Grease at the high school, and he was also previously a part of the percussion section in the band. Sam lends his voice to the tenor section, following tightly behind in Carter’s footsteps. Wonderful mix and a voice for soloing, Sam is an essential piece in Vocal Point’s puzzle.

Sound Engineer

Luke Sill: ​​Luke is our man on the drums. He is a silent leader, letting his actions speak louder than words ever could. He functions as the mind of reason when everyone gets rowdy. Outside of Vocal Point, Luke is a very knowledgeable percussionist. He is the section leader of the concert band percussion section, as well as the kit player for the Jazz Band, and the Swingin’ Seven Jazz Combo. He was also a big part of Grease, being one of the lead greasers. Wherever there is a place to perform, Luke usually isn’t too far away. He also loves his cat, Pico.

Alanna Peters: Third year alto, Alanna, is known for her undeniable stage presence and solo work. On top of that, she is the award-winning choreographer for Vocal Point thanks to her dance background. She is also the Communications Manager of the group, and helps book many of our events. The natural leader pushes Vocal Point to be the best it can, and keeps everyone motivated to keep improving. Alanna keeps busy as a host at a local diner, as well as  being involved in Grease, where she played Rizzo. After high school, she plans on continuing into the professional music industry.

Ally Ganz: ​Ally is our sass and flare of the group. With her Mezzo Soprano range, you will find her in a number of solos. This will be Ally’s Second year in the group and she has stepped up in her leadership role. She often reminds us of things that we need do in a song or suggestions to make it better. Outside of the group she holds several jobs from the pool to the mall. Ally will often talk about the numerous cats she owns and how she loves them all.

 Hunter Mason: Starting off in G-E-T's Out of the Blue his sophomore year, the baritone moved up to Vocal Point last year. Hunter is one of the biggest personalities in the group, and never misses the chance to make a joke and get everyone laughing. Hunter keeps busy with wrestling and baseball, as well as working at the local resturaunt. He was also involved in Grease where he played Johnny Casino.  Hunter is currently planning on going into the music business industry after high school.

McKenzie Mahlum: Entering her third and final year of Vocal Point, McKenzie is already helping lead us in the right direction. Known for her incredible belting range, the now soprano has been a key part to Vocal Point's success in the ICHSA's last year with her "Outstanding Soloist Award". Mckenzie is a powerful vocalist, and keeps getting better every year. Aside from Vocal Point, she is in Jazz Band, Golf, powerlifting, and was in Grease this past summer. 

​Alex Sheafor: ​Alex has been the groups sound engineer for the past 5 years. If you like what you hear coming out of those speakers, you have him to thank for the most part. Alex is always finding ways to improve how we sound and how we run the show. With figuring out ways to make the speakers sound great to making setup easier every time, Alex has certainly made this group a well oiled machine. Outside of Vocal Point, Alex holds a job at Dahl Automotive detailing cars as well as at the High School working with IT. Alex is a definite sound freak. 

Director

Nick Salzwedel: Going into his third year of Vocal Point, the senior baritone is "excited out of his mind". He feels like this year will be yet again an amazing experience. Nick has one of the biggest hearts in the group and always is looking out for everyone.  He keeps busy with a schedule packed with AP classes as well as working at the local Gordy's Market. After High School he plans on going into nursing.

Sophomore Members

Madi Brenenen: The second year alto, Madi, is beyond excited to see what this year holds. Madi is another one of the kindest girls you could meet. She is always smiling and making new friends at the events we go to. She is one of the most outgoing members of the group and is great at making everyone welcome in the group. She is known among the other members as one of the best sight-readers, and can read music with ease. Music is a main focus in her life, whether it be Vocal Point or G-E-T's Jazz Band.

Avery Beirne: Fresh off the block, Avery is one of the new members of the group this year. Her amazing soprano voice is almost as definitive as her red hair. She can often be found with a kazoo on her person. Outside of Vocal Point, Avery plays flute in the high school’s band. She is a wonder to have in Vocal Point, and an all around great person to know.

Derek Dobbs: If there was one word to describe Derek, "performer" would be it. Going into his second year of Vocal Point, the tenor is one of the biggest showmen in the group, and is well known for showing his raw and authentic emotion to audiences like no one else. He is also a part of the award-winning Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School's Jazz Band, and also was in the 2017 summer musical Grease. He plans on continuing his musical career into college as a music major. 

Mr. Ryan Stuempges: This is the man that you hear all the students call "Stumps". He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and is currently in his 12th year teaching.  Ryan stumbled upon a cappella during college while watching a PBS special featuring "Rockapella". It wasn't long before he, and 4 other buddies, were arranging and singing those same tunes at a few events on campus.  His real interests came as a high school director, where he was looking for a way to get kids excited about his program.  Stumps introduced a cappella and he found his forte. Stumps has directed the group to the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, and the ICHSA Finals in NYC! He also lead them to sing at Carnegie Hall with Deke Sharon and opened for the nationally touring group "Vocalosity" in Madison. Stumps also teaches a cappella masterclasses, educator sessions, and interests sessions throughout the a cappella community.  He also helps with judging various competitions and video submissions for the A Cappella Education Association.

MacKenzie O'Neill: There’s no one who is quite as bubbly as MacKenzie O’Neill. Another new member of the group this year, MacKenzie has been a focal point of comedy during rehearsals. Whether she’s nailing an impression, reenacting a funny video she saw, or bursting out in laughter for no discernable reason, she’ll always bring a smile to your face. She has an amazing soprano voice with great voice, as well as an excellent runner. Mack is all around a great addition into the group.

Hailee Correa: Arguably the strongest and most animated perfomer in the group, it is clear on stage that Hailee is loving every moment of her second year in Vocal Point. Hailee sings Alto in the group, but she doesn't just sing. She is well known for her rapping capabilities, and has had to use her MC skills two years in a row. She has also started to choreograph some of our songs this year, along with helping manage the group. Hailee was involved in Grease the past summer, and loves to participate in many of the local performing activities. Hailee is beyond excited to see what the group will be capable of, and feels so lucky to have Vocal Point be within her life.

Carter Bennett: ​Primarily known for his high tenor vocals and falsetto, Carter is loving his second year of Vocal Point more and more with every performance. Within the past year, he has been working on becoming a stronger soloist and leader within the group, and its been slowly coming together. Carter is the videographer of the group, and makes all of our commercials and videos on facebook. Aside from Vocal Point, he was involved with Grease where he played the role of Danny Zuko. He also runs Cross Country and plays baseball.

Doug Feyen:​ What can be said about this tall box of water. Doug is a state qualifying runner, a devoted singer, and a theatre buff. He played a nerd turned greaser in the school’s production of Grease. He ran state cross country last year, placing in the top 5 in the state. He also proved that he had what it takes to be in Vocal Point, winning a tight competition for the spot he has. Doug is the sweetest person that you’ll ever meet, being so down to earth and caring about everything. He’s a great baritone, able to match pitch and blend like no other. An outstanding performer, whether it’s sports, theatre, or a cappella.

Paul Schacherl: ​Going into his second year, Paul is our bass. He had some huge shoes to fill coming in last year. Having to sing bass all on his own, he has been doing an extraordinary job. If you have seen Vocal Point live, you have definitely heard Paul's signature bass drops and power base lines that shake the venues we perform at. His leadership continues off stage as well, as he is known for his pranks and humor that keeps us all entertained. Aside from Vocal Point, he plays trumpet in the Jazz Band and runs Cross Country. He also was involved in Grease this past summer where he played Kenicke, as well as many of the other school's productions.

Senior Members