Limited Edition: Port Washington High School's A Cappella Group
 Limited Edition:  Port Washington High School's A Cappella Group

Members

DENNIS GEPHART

Role: Limited Edition Director

Years in Limited Edition: 18

For more information on Dennis Gephart and past Limited Edition Groups, check out the Director page.

LYLA WARANKA

Grade: Senior  

Role: Limited Edition Manager & Event Planner

Years in Limited Edition: 3

Note from the Manager: "I joined this group to help them grow on their presence. I know this group works hard to be better musicians and it's important for other people to see that."

Hobbies: Film/Editing, Camping, writing 

Favorite Place to Be: Outdoors 

Plans After High School:  Lyla plans to go to UW-Oshkosh for film and broadcasting

Social Media: Instagram: @different.plane

CELESTE HERMANS

Grade: Senior  

Voice Part: Soprano 1

Years in Limited Edition: 2

Why I joined Limited Edition: "Performing for others is my passion. I thought it would be a great experience to do that with other people in a family-like atmosphere that is music heavy"

Hobbies: Acting, dance, theatre.

Favorite Place to Be: First Stage  

Plans After High School:  Celeste plans on attending Loyola Chicago for a Theatre Major, and Musical Theatre and Arts Management minors

Social Media: Instagram: @celestemae_celestorol

Emmalouise Delie

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Soprano 1

Years in Limited Edition: 1

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I joined because I love music and because I love creating it. When I first heard of A cappella, it was from the film 'Pitch Perfect' and I thought, 'Wow, that's amazing.' I found out about Limited Edition the following year, and from the beginning, I've wanted to be in the group."

Hobbies: Photography, art, writing, and writing music 

Favorite Place To Be: Driving during sunset

Plans After High School: Emmalouise plans on exploring Cosmetology. 

Favorite Quote: "Never give up on what you want. With that, it could change the world."

Social Media: Instagram: @_vibe.in.tones_

IVY ANDERSON

Grade:  Senior

Voice Part: Soprano 2

Years in Limited Edition: 2

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I wanted to make connections with people and convey positivity. I want to be inspiring to the younger kids."

Hobbies: Riding horses, Singing, and baking.

Favorite Place to Be: Grandmother's Farm

Plans After High School: Ivy plans to attend UWM at Washington County.

Social Media: Instagram: @andersonivy

LAURA CASHIN

Grade: Junior 

Voice Part: Soprano 2

Years in Limited Edition: 1

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I wanted to challenge myself musically, make new friends, and open myself to new and exciting opportunities and experiences."

Hobbies: Music, Plays/Musicals, Forensics

Favorite Place To Be: Green Valley, AZ or the Auditorium

Favorite Quote: "People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered. Forgive them anyways. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyways." -Mother Theresa

Plans After High School: Undecided in a major, but plans to attend the University of Arizona.

Social Media: Instagram: @laura.cashin

REGAN SURGES

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Alto 1

Years in Limited Edition: 2

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I've always wanted to be in Limited Edition since seeing them in elementary school. The group was something I looked up to, and it was a goal of mine to be a part of it for a long time. I wanted to challenge myself musically and be a part of something special."

Hobbies:  Playing piano, listening to music, traveling, doing musicals, and spending time with friends and family

Favorite Place To Be: Anywhere, with my friends

Favorite Quote: "How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." -Winnie the Pooh

Plans After High School: Regan will be attending Belmont University to major in Commercial music voice and minor in music business.

Social Media: Instagram: @reganeeelizabeth

TAYLOR PIOTROWSKI

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Alto 1

Years in Limited Edition:

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and do what I'm supposed to do; sing with and for others"

Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, and journaling.

Favorite Place To Be: Up north 

Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason"

Plans After High School: Taylor plans on attending UW Green Bay and majoring in Psychology.

Social Media: Instagram: @tayypio

JANE KAUTZ

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Alto 2

Years in Limited Edition: 1

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I joined because I love singing A cappella and I love the people in the group. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a part of it and I couldn't be happier to be a member of this group."

Hobbies: Singing, playing volleyball, running track, making art, and hanging out with friends.

Favorite Place to Be: Wherever the hurdles are. 

Plans After High School: Jane plans to attend college at UW Eau Claire, with an undecided major.

Favorite Quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

Social Media: Instagram: @jane.kautzzz

KAYTLIN KASSENS

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Alto 2

Years in Limited Edition: 1

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I've always enjoyed singing and music and have always looked up to those in the group before me. I knew I wanted to create a close bond with those who shared the same passion as me."

Hobbies: Playing basketball, reading books, and drinking coffee

Favorite Place to Be: Boating on the lake

Favorite Quote: "If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely"

Plans After High School: Undecided college, plans to pursue Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on Special Education Assistance

Social Media: Instagram: @kaytlinkassens

HAYDEN ORTIZ

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Tenor 1

Years in Limited Edition:  2

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I have a passion for music and I want to surround myself with people who share that passion. Going into my second year, it's all about making connections and seeing what's out there."

Hobbies: Photography, Drawing, Sneakers, Singing, Video games, tennis, bowling, and Making music. 

Favorite Place to Be: In a recording studio

Favorite Quote: "I'm just here for good times, man. I want people to have the best time ever. Especially if they're around me." -Travis Scott

Plans After High School: Hayden plans on attending UW Stevens Point for a Double Major in Broadcasting/Journalism and Music Production or Sound Design.

Social Media: Instagram: thehayortiz Snapchat: had35

TYLER GRANT

Grade: Junior

Voice Part: Tenor 1

Years in Limited Edition: 1

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I just love music, and I love to sing. Acappella helps you meet some of your best friends." 

Hobbies: Listening to music, sneakers, and singing.  

Favorite Place to Be: On stage with the group

Plans After High School: Undecided

Favorite Quote:  

Social Media:  

TYLAR SCHAEFER

Grade: Senior  

Voice Part: Tenor 2

Years in Limited Edition: 1

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I joined because it was a chance to sing with the best of the best and make connections."

Hobbies: Singing, sleeping, and hanging out with friends.

Favorite Place to Be: Wherever his friends are

Plans After High School: Tylar plans to attend an undecided college to major in History Education.

Favorite Quote: "There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep." -Homer, The Odyssey

Social Media: Instagram: @tylar.schaefer

ELI BUCZEK

Grade: Junior

Voice Part: Tenor 2

Years in Limited Edition: 1

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I want to further challenge myself, and create friendships that will last a lifetime."

Hobbies: Baseball, basketball, bowling, skiing, and video games

Favorite Place to Be: Outdoors

Plans After High School: Attend an undecided 4-year college

Favorite quote: "I am grateful for the pain, the failures, and the struggle that developed the character and strength I have today."  

Social Media: Instagram: buczek_eli_17

ZACH GEPHART

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Baritone

Years in Limited Edition: 2

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I've been exposed to the group my entire life, and I've always looked up to them. When I got to high school, I knew I wanted to be a part of it and act as a role model for the younger kids."

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, running, designing light for the auditorium, and watching SpaceX Livestreams 

Favorite Place To Be: With my friends singing and having fun or talking about nonsense for hours on end at a friend's house. 

Plans After High School: Zach plans on attending UW LaCrosse for Computer Science.

Favorite Quote: "You don't drown by falling into the water, you drown by staying there."

Social Media: Instagram: @zach.gephart Snapchat:@zach.gephart

ALEX POULL

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Baritone

Years in Limited Edition: 2

Why I joined Limited Edition: "My sister is a Limited Edition alumni, and I was always amazed watching her group sing. I wanted to be a part of it."

Hobbies: Soccer, singing, and being outdoors

Favorite Place To Be: In a lake on a boat

Plans After High School: Alex plans to attend UW Platteville for either Mechanical engineering or environmental engineering.

Favorite Quote: "You never run out of creativity, the more you use the more you have." 

Social Media: None

ISAAC MCKINNEY

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Bass

Years in Limited Edition: 3

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I always saw the group perform when I was in middle school and viewed the members almost as celebrities. When I got to high school, I just wanted to sing with the highest level group possible

Hobbies: Guitar, basketball, and pretending to be good at card magic. 

Favorite Place To Be: Anywhere with friends or family.

Plans After High School: Isaac plans to attend Butler University to double major in Music and Physical Therapy.

Favorite Quote: "Do what others won't do today, so you can do what others can't tomorrow."

ALEX ORTEN

Grade: Senior

Voice Part: Vocal Percussion

Years in Limited Edition: 2

Why I joined Limited Edition: "I joined to have the best experience of doing music while still being able to hang out with my friends." 

Hobbies: Performing in musicals, playing guitar and hanging out with friends. 

Favorite Place to Be: Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios

Plans After High School: Alex plans on attending UW Stevens Point for 2 years before transferring to Loyola Marymount California for an acting major.

Favorite Quote: "It's not about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."

Social Media: Instagram: @thealexorten

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