The NVHS Acappella Ensemble Program!
Thank you for your interest in the NVHS Acappella Ensemble program - an activity where NVHS students have an absolute blast working together in small student-led vocal ensembles performing popular music covers, contemporary acappella music, and even sometimes original songs! We invite any and all students that are interested in these awesome and rewarding vocal music groups. Especially in our odd, unprecedented start to the school year for 2020-2021, opportunities that encourage students to socially connect, collaborate, and lead in creative ways is so important! And yes, we will be connecting in the groups this fall, first using creative virtual/remote tools, but we're hopeful that activities such as this will be some of the first to begin meeting together in person as soon as possible! Until then, we're going to have a blast getting these groups formed and having fun making music together online!
So, how do you get involved? Easy! Just sign up! There's no audition necessary as we are going to create as many groups as we can to account for as many students that are interested! We have groups from last year that will be continuing to work together, and for this year, new groups will be formed primary to connect students in the same curricular choir. Of course, students not in a curricular choir can join as well, but the core of the ensembles will be connected within the ranks of the curricular choirs. For example, the hope that each curricular choir has as least one (and hopefully more) acappella groups that come of out its ranks. It will be a great way for students within each choir to get to know and work with each other more in these fun ways with contemporary music! Plus, when we're eventually back in school full-time, those students in the same choir often share lunch periods and have similar schedules which will encourage them to continue to more easily connect to rehearse. So, in summary, groups from last year can still continue, and students new to the program will be steered to groups from within their choirs, and interested students outside of curricular choirs will be sprinkled into the various groups.
Once the groups are formed this fall, the primary regular rehearsal day and time has usually been Tuesday afternoons and we hope to aim for this as well. But, there certainly is flexibility to use alternative days/times if it best for all the members of the group. By the way, students in acappella are often involved in other clubs, activities, and athletics too, and we are usually able to make it all work!
So, to begin, all you need to do is sign-up on the form below expressing your interest in the Acappella program and we'll put you in the group. It's that easy! Second, challenge yourself to get at least one other friend to be involved as well! Nudge, bribe... whatever you need to do! They won't regret it! The groups will be announced the week of September 24th, and rehearsals and connections will start the first week of October (allowing for remote learning and everything else to get into a groove before we get the groups started). So, all you need to do for now is simply get signed up below! Go for it, and get involved! This is going to be so fun!
(Of course, if you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Rimington!)