|The quartet practiced Glen Newton's vocal arrangement of "What a Wonderful World." From left to right: Glen, Len Yaeger, Dani, Karen Dunn|
|Dani practiced "I Won't Last a Day Without You" at the July 18, 2006, rehearsal.|
Dani performed with the Roseville Big Band on the August 1 and August 8, 2006, concerts, soloing on "I Won't Last a Day without You," singing lead on "What a Wonderful World" and "Beer Barrel Polka" and singing backup vocals on "Monster Mash."
A 2006 graduate of Champlin Park High School (CPHS), Dani was actively involved in the music program all through high school.She was a member of CPHS's top choir for two years, performing numerous solos, including singing the soprano solo in the choir's performance of Mozart’s “Regina Coeli” during her senior year.
As a junior, Dani was introduced to vocal jazz as a member of the CPHS vocal jazz ensemble. She continued her membership in the jazz group during her senior year, singing the highest soprano parts. In her final concert, Dani sang the soprano lead in The Real Group’s arrangement of “God Only Knows.”
Dani was a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Minnesota All State Choir for two years, and was also a two-time member of the North Central ADCA Women’s Regional Choir.Dani was also actively involved in the theater program at her high school. She performed in five school musicals, two musical review shows, and three school plays. You might have seen her performance as Elsa Maxwell in "Red, Hot, and Cole." The highlight of her theater career was performing in her final show, “Beauty and the Beast,” as Belle.
Dani plans to major in music education at St. Cloud State in the fall of 2006.