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About Locomotion

Song List


Get Ready (Rayelle) arr. Dan Scoville

Waitin’ on the World to Change (John Mayer) arr. Cooper Baldwin

Get Up (Shinedown) arr. Dan Scoville

Don’t Wait (Joey Graceffa) arr. Cooper Baldwin

The Time is Now (Atreyu) / Be Legendary (Pop Evil) arr. Dan Sco-ville

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The Altoona Locomotion, a group of 29 singer/dancers, 12 band members, and 3 crew people, has been in existence for nearly thirty years. It is a co-curricular group that rehearses on Monday evenings and Thursdays during choir. Matt Kruszka is show band director. Dominic Matas is choreographer. Elizabeth Drayton is Locomo-tion Associate Director. Lauren Lierman is In Training Associate director.

Over the past several years, the Locomotion has placed in the finals at Totino Grace, La Crosse-Logan, Eau Claire-Memorial Winterfest, Brodhead, Tomah, and Grand Champions at Albert Lea, Colby, and Monona Grove. Locomotion's vocal director is Justin Ranek, and the show band is under the new direction of Brianna Hepfler. We are also very excited to be choreographed by Ben Schrank for the second consecutive year. We hope you enjoy the show!

Are you ready to try out?

Great! We are always on the look out for new talent. If you enjoy singing, dancing, and having a great time, you may be perfect addition to our team!

Simply send us an email, give the director a call at 1-715-839-6031 (ext. 451), or speak to one of our student members. Try outs are held throughout the year. We encourage all students to become more active in the arts, and welcome people of all experience! Learn more about trying out for Locomotion.

Singing not your thing?

We would love to have you perform in the band! The Altoona Jazz Band, known as The Brass Rails, is an auditioned performing group. Auditions happen in the spring at the end of the school year. Members are selected from and must be a member of the Concert Band unless special permission is given by the director. All rehearsals are held in the Altoona High School band rehearsal room.

2021 Locomotion Choir
Our Directors

Mr. Justin Ranek
Choir Director

Justin Ranek is the director of both show choirs in the School District of Altoona, the mixed middle school prep group In Training, and the mixed varsity group...
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Director Justin Ranek

Mr. Matthew Kruszka
Band Director

Matthew Kruszka is in his fifth year of teaching instrumental music with this being his second year of working for the Altoona School District. Previously, Mr. Kruszka taught high school band and elementary general music in the Lancaster Community School District in...
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Call 715-839-6031 x452

Director Matthew Kruszka