Furlong, Bassett, Arendt, Bina, Olson get public television play
OK, the headline is a bit deceptive. It’s not the Furlong, Bassett, Arendt, Olson and Bina you know from UW-Green Bay, but their high school-age children, who will be seen on Wisconsin Public Television at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18. You will still want to tune in for this wonderful performance by the Green Bay Preble Chamber Choir — one of the region’s top high school ensembles. Claire Bassett (daughter of Marketing/Communication’s Betsy Bassett-Piehl) is the featured soloist, performing “Danny Boy.” Also in the choir is Kyle Furlong, son of Scott (LAS Dean) and Debbie (Institutional Research), Joe Bina, son of Danielle Bina (lecturer), Mary Arendt, daughter of Sherri Arendt (Tutoring) and Stephanie Olson, daughter of longtime UW-Green Bay trustee Tom Olson. The choir is directed by Kevin Flogel, a 1992 UW-Green Bay graduate. The Preble group and other top high school choirs will be featured in the hour-long Wisconsin edition of composer Tim Janis’s “Celebrate America” series. The Preble students traveled to Madison to tape the show last fall. Click for a look, roughly one-third of the way in.