The Madrigals are the top choral ensemble at Spring Hill High School. They are comprised of 24 singers selected through an audition judged by a panel of four outside professional music educators. In addition to presenting five concerts each year, and performing in contests, the Madrigals are very active with many outside performances in Spring Hill and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.

A partial list of activities follows:

  • National Anthem at SHHS sporting events
  • National Anthem at Royals, Comets, Mavericks and Blades games
  • Johnson County Community College Festival of Song participants
  • Spring Hill Veterans Day performances
  • Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce Business Expo performances
  • Spring Hill National Day of Prayer Performances
  • USD230 Schools Caroling Tour
  • Spring Hill Church Caroling Tour
  • Crown Center Winter and Spring Choral Showcases
  • Featured performers at the Overland Park Arboretum Luminary Walk
  • Joint Concerts with the William Baker Festival Singers
  • Joint Concerts with Johnson County Chorus and Choraliers
  • Joint Concerts with Spring Hill Festival Chorus
  • Clinic Choir for The King’s Singers
  • Introduced as a Point of Personal Privilege at the Capitol Building in Topeka as the featured choir for the rededication of the House Chamber

The Madrigals, Madrigal Women and Madrigal Men consistently receive“I” ratings at the Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival, and go on to represent Spring Hill High School at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival  where all three ensembles have brought home "I" ratings. (The Madrigals receiving a PERFECT SCORE on one occasion!)

Madrigal Members Speak Out

The music makes me whole and the people make me complete!” --- Eden Haack

"Madrigals:  Strong hearts.  Strong singers. " --- Kayla Strasbaugh

"Music is the only universally spoken language in which complete strangers can find comfort and togetherness within their hardships!" --- Maya Sosa

" Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything!" --- Plato

"Sing for the moment.  Nothing else!" --- Christian Reynolds

"Music creates a family that is inseparable and indescribable!' " --- Lauren VanDeSteeg

"Singing is the cure for everything! When I'm sad, I sing.  When I'm happy, I sing.  I sing when I am lonely and excited and anxious and mad!  It just frees your soul!" --- Alynna Mattox

"Madrigals:  Awesomeness aCHOIRed!"  --- Avery Copeland

"Singing is calming and the best way to forget everything and immerse yourself in the emotion of the music!" --- Olivia Lister

"The most important things don't fit into words - that's why we have music!" --- Jade Wilson

"Music is a way to show who you really are!" --- Mason Weakley

"Choir is a place I can get away from the stress and craziness of school and just have fun and make music!"  --- Layla Smith

"I don't sing because I'm happy - I'm happy because I sing!" --- Maggie McNally

"Music can be a lot of things, but when it has a positive meaning, music can truly bring beauty and change to the world.  To me, music brings me towards God!"  --- Ashlyn Manderfeld

"Madrigals:  Finding Family in Our Song!"  --- Laura Flanery

score judge

YUP! That's what it is!!! A PERFECT SCORE AT STATE!   That almost NEVER happens!!!  
And here is our judge, posing  with the Madrigals for a picture with his "favorite choir!"