Spring may be slow to emerge this year, but a reliable harbinger of spring is just around the corner. Decorah High School’s Talent Showcase Sunday, April 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the high school.

The public is invited to the new high school art room and hallway to view work by DHS visual art students. Senior art exhibits will feature a retrospective of two-dimensional and 3-dimensional work from the art students’ previous four years.

The vocal music department will be showcasing many of the senior performances from the State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival. Solos and small group performances by band and orchestra will also be presented and include State Solo and Ensemble Best of Center selections. These events will be held in the orchestra room and on the auditorium stage.

Individual Speech performances including All-State Speech performers and a Group Speech performance are scheduled throughout the evening in the orchestra room and on the auditorium stage. 

Two short films by Decorah High School speech students, “Paper or Plastic?,”  “Guilty as Charged: A Lesson in Criminology," and a TV News presentation, “KNIT: Building a Tight-knit Community” will be shown on video screen in the auditorium lobby continuously throughout the evening.

The Driftless Art Collective will present fine arts awards to visual art, vocal music, orchestra, band, and theatre and speech students at 8:00 p.m.

All events are free and the public is encouraged to attend and enjoy a celebration of the arts with Decorah High School.

Decorah High School instructors involved with Talent Showcase are Jason Rausch, vocal music; Jim Fritz, Matt Cody, and Liz Fritz, band, with Jerry Dean, percussion; and Nicole Cody, orchestra. Individual speech instructors are Liz Fox and Molly Holkesvik; group speech is led by Gabe Twedt, and visual art instructors are Elizabeth Lorentzen and Amy Courtney.