A non-auditioned men's ensemble that perform a variety of literature alone and mixed with the women's Concert Choir and Cecillian Singers. Bass Chorus meets period 6* (lunch 5) at the main campus (9th grade students shuttle daily for class). The ensemble is conducted by Mr. Rimington.
A non-auditioned freshman women's ensemble that performs primarily two and three part literature. Cecillian Singers meet periods 7 or 8 (two equal sections) and is conducted by Mrs. Kasprzak.
A non-auditioned women's ensemble that performs repertoire for women's voices alone as well as mixed literature with the men's Bass Chorus. Concert Choir meets period 5* (lunch 6) when rehearsing on their own, but then period 6* (lunch 5) when combined with Bass Chorus. Concert Choir is conducted by Mr. Rimington
An auditioned women's ensemble studying and performing advanced, primarily three and four part, treble literature. Treble Choir meets period 2 and is conducted by Mrs. Kasprzak.
An auditioned men's and women's ensemble performing advanced, four-to-eight part, mixed literature. This ensemble has two sections, Varsity Chamber (I) and Varsity II, which rehearse and perform independently and combined. Varsity I meets period 4* (lunch 3), Varsity II meet period 3* (lunch 4), and both ensembles will work with Mrs. Kasprzak and Mr. Rimington. Both Varsity ensembles work regularly during their respective lunch/option periods. The specific schedule will be provided in class. This is an expectation of the class.
* Lunches for these choirs are scheduled to allow rehearsals with other ensemble
Curricular Choir Placement
Placement in auditioned curricular choirs is based upon a voice hearing consisting of the student performing the National Anthem unaccompanied, a sight-singing excerpt, scales, triads, and a prepared selection provided by the director. Strategies and opportunities to rehearse these performance activities will be provided in class as well as on the music department website. A portion of this voice hearing and assessment takes place during the school day towards the beginning of 2nd semester. This portion consists of student performance of the National Anthem and sight-singing and the results are calculated as a part of their 3rd Quarter grade. The second portion of the auditions consists of performing scales, triads, and a prepared selection of repertoire. The auditions for the 2020-2021 ensembles are slated for Thursday, January 23 – students will have an assigned time slot sometime between 2:30pm-9pm. Results from the 3rd Quarter voice hearing and the outside-of-school auditions on January 23 combine to determine placement in a curricular ensemble for the following school year.