VIVACE is a 9th and 10th grade show choir at Washington High School. The group contains future members of the eight choral ensembles at Washington. Named 9th grade champions in recent years at Onalaska, Johnston, Linn Mar, Prairie and Kennedy competitions, Vivace strives to stay in the Washington show choir tradition of exciting singing and dancing. Vivace is directed by Peter Westphalen and assisted by Jay Burken. Back-up band is directed by Ben Schmidt and choreographed by Jay Burken and Michael Weaver.