Do ye hear what I hear ye in Tonganoxie?
The Tonganoxie vocal music department will be welcoming noble lords and ladies to its “castle” Friday and Saturday in the Tonganoxie Middle School commons area.
It’s time for the 13th annual Madrigal Feaste, as students entertain guests with music while a meal of wasseyle coppes, potage and farthing weight weate loaf, wilde board, streng bene and rosta botata and royal fruit tartes will be served.
Translation for those new to the event: a big spread of food that includes all the standard fare: meat, bread, vegetables, drink and dessert.
The feaste’s programme will have six fanfares: the prologue, the procession of singers, the wassail bowl, the boar’s head, the flaming dessert and the concert.
The Chieftain Singers will make up the Royal Court.
Dylan Kroll and Alexis Lauri are king and queen for Friday night, while Braden Shryock and Emma Kaighin assume the roles Saturday night.
Kahlee Crossno and Gabriele Westrich are princesses, while Luke Falk is prince. Prince consort is Brayden Cox and princess consorts are Sara Osborne and Grace Woods.
Grand duchesses are Shelby Stauch, Alyson Sander and Christine Pudenz. Grand dukes are Nathan Bothwell and Eli Kietzman.
This year’s jester is Matt Scharff, while duchesses are McKayla Miller, Kylee Vestal, Emily Fletcher, Abbreegayl McKelvin and Joanna Filbert.
Dukes are Nick French and Ian Slater.
Counts are Stephen Arguijo, Kobe Fagan, Dylan Funk and Samuel Sigourney. Countesses are Molly Monahan, Hannah Kobe, Mia Billings, Brittany Ancil and Gabrielle Crocket.
Viscounts are Jacob Derzinski, Jared Gilliland, Tyler Logan, Jonathan Derzinski and Ethan Edmonds. Viscountesses are Lauren Gaskey, Summer Keagle, Josie Vestal, Samantha Knipp, and Allison Williams.
This year’s feast features barons Desmond Battle, Alex Falk, Garrett Eason, Garrett Williams and Harrison York, while baronesses are Amber Adcox, Hannah Lynch, Delaney Spellman and Maureen Wetta.
Baronets are Madisen Lansing and Trey Lewallen, while baronetess is Samantha Wilson. Knights are DJ Ayers, Jordan Bridges, Peyton Parker and Dustin Robison and dames are Emily Rose Rausch, Anja Bartels and Lauren Lawson.
The Royal Treble Choir is Amber Adcox, Katie Arguijo, Jillian Asmus, Kylie Bachert, Halie Baldwin, Mia Billings, Maria Bingham, Malena Bond, Ashley Bridges, Brianna Conklin, Emmie Derzinski, Angela Diaz, Michele Duarte, Dessie Forshee, Shailea Freemyer, Kayla Garst, Ariel Jacobs, Makayla Logan, Hannah Lynch, Megan Martinez, Annie McCleary, Hannah Miller, McKayla Miller, Kristian Perez, Heaven Robaugh, Alyson Sander, Alex Santos, Delaney Spellman and Libby Sweeney.
The Royal Concert Choir is Savanah Adams, Brionna Ancil, Brianna Arnold, Brandon Blauvelt, Jordan Bridges, Gabe Bundy, Shawna Cunningham, Shelbey Dill, Renae Edmiston, Ethan Edmonds, Nathan Feiring, Dyson Felty, Tesla Felty, Kayla Gabel, Kayla Garst, Jared Gilliland, Emily Gowing, Christian Hardisty, “Sir” Cole Keltner, Kaitlyn Kessler, Haley Lang, Cassidy Lewis, Nathaniel Masters, Abbreegayl McKelvin, Hannah Miller, EmilyRose Rausch, Heaven Robaugh, Brendan Rogers, Grace Snodgrass, Simon Stevens, Payton Storms, Hailey Walters, Tobie Wilkins, Kathryn Wiseman and Andrea Zesati.
Students also will perform “Cinder Ella Phant,” with Ian Slater student directing.
The vocalsts will perform several songs, including a handful of familiar
Organizer and accompanist is Carolyn Day, while Conniee Putthoff, Janet Burnett and Anna Ancil are royal seamstresses.
Royal scribes are Julia Westrich and Donna Osborne, while royal social media guru is Susan Freemyer. Steve Harrell is in charge of “turning the dark ages into light,” while the Monahan family is the scroll rollers. Original jester and royal artist is Kirsten Baggett Robinson, while Debbie then provided a fabric donation.
Ken and Susan Freemyer also provided donation of “Harry, Too,” the boar’s head.
The event is a popular Tonganoxie tradition and usually sells out for both evenings.
For more information or to check reservation availability, call 913-416-1460, ext. 2045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 per ticket and includes a four-course meal.