Jae Rettig- our Women of Note 2023

Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Connie Selmi
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, Feb 1 2023
Jae Rettig - Joan (Jae) was born in Tripoli, Iowa. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and after graduation eventually moved to Madison with her husband Bill. She began working at UW
Madison and eventually became the Program Manager in charge of the research lab. She retired in 2018. While working at UW she decided she needed a hobby. She joined the Holiday Chorus at
Yahara River Chorus and eventually joined the chorus in 2003. While singing with Yahara she dualed with Riverport competing with them in Calgary in 2007. She enjoyed singing in two choruses and so in 2011 she began singing with River City Sound as a dual member.
In 2013 Jae decided to make River City Sound her primary chorus. Jae became our team leader and since then she has been involved in the music team, blowing the pitch pipe, assisting with the bass sectionals, co-chair of our show, and helping organize and oversee our website. As our team leader Jae is always taking on many tasks outside of her team leader responsibilities and encouraged our chorus to stay together during covid by helping with zoom rehearsals so that we were prepared to compete in Phoenix and become the 14th best chorus at International Competition.
Jae also sings and has competed many times with Charisma! since 2006.
Jae enjoys traveling with her husband Bill and lives in Madison with her two fur- babies Roxie and Luna. We are proud and thrilled to have Jae Rettig as our Women of Note 2023