Platteville has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education award for the third consecutive year.
The school district will hold a program in the Platteville High School south gym Monday at 5:30 p.m. The program will include a welcome address by state Rep. Travis Tranel; introductions of Platteville Public Schools music staff, boosters, and administration; and two alumni speakers, Dr. Joe Rosemeyer and Kelly Sponsler.
Rosemeyer, a PHS 2001 graduate, is a chiropractor with Rosemeyer Jones Chiropractic in Platteville. His wife Caitlyn is a former Platteville Middle School teacher; they have three children. In high school, Joe played the trombone in band and orchestra, and sang in choir. At UW–Eau Claire, he traveled to Italy and Austria as a member of the Singing Statesmen. In his adult life, he continues to sing and play guitar.
Sponsler, a 1992 PHS graduate, is a speech/language pathologist at PHS and Platteville Middle School. Her husband, John teaches math at PHS; they have one son, a PMS fifth-grader. During her Platteville school years, she played the flute in the band and participated in choir, madrigal, and jazz/swing.
The public is welcome. A reception will follow, featuring cake and cookies donated by Angie Freed of Cake and Eat It Too.
The Best Communities for Music Education program acknowledges school districts and schools across the U.S for their commitment to music education. BCME is sponsored by the The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation and The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. Platteville is the only Southwest Wisconsin community to be named one of the Best Communities for Music Education.
The PHS Student Music Awards will follow at 6:15 p.m., followed by the annual PHS Pops Concert in the auditorium at 7 p.m.