Janice Westphal completed undergraduate studies in Vocal
Music, Organ, and Mathematics at Lakeland
College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She earned a Masters
degree in Music Education at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. She
has also completed course work at the Milwaukee
School of Engineering toward an Engineering Degree.
Since 1977 she has been a teacher of Choral Music and
Mathematics at the high school in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. In
2003 she was named Teacher of the Year for the Sheboygan
Falls District. She also provides private lessons
in voice and piano.
Janice was a church organist for over 25 years and has
performed in local organ and voice recitals. She
has been a member of the Lakeshore Chorale and the Sheboygan
Music club. She is currently the Music Director for
the Sheboygan Theatre Company. She has provided musical
direction and keyboard instrumentation for shows including
Man of LaMancha, Titanic, South Pacific, 42nd Street, Jesus
Christ Superstar, and Into The Woods.
Janice began singing with Sound Celebration in 1989 when it was known as The Chordalettes. She began directing Sound Celebration in 1990. She has sung lead and baritone in competing quartets since 1990. Her current quartet, Opening Night, performs frequently for local groups on Sound Celebration's annual show. She has coached quartets and been on the faculty for Harmony Intensive training School. Janice currently serves Area 4 of Harmony, Inc.
as the education Coordinator and as Harmony, Inc's International Youth Outreach Coordinator.
In October 2009 Sound Celebration performs it's 42nd annual show. Janice's background in theatre and music add a unique touch to the musical plays performed by Sound Celebration.
In addition to her extensive musical involvement,
Janice is an avid gardener and cross stitch artist.
Marianne Cooke has been a member of Harmony, Inc. since 1988. She joined Sound Celebration in 1989 after moving to Fond du Lac. Although new to directing, she is the bass section leader, and a past president of Sound Celebration. She is currently on the International Board of Directors for Harmony, Inc. and a frequent trainer in Administration and Leadership at Area and International educational events. Marianne sings bass in Opening Night quartet and for 20 years has written the script for Sound Celebration's annual show. She retired in 2004 after working for over 30 years for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.