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Choir Program

6th Grade Choir

This class is designed for 6th grade boys and girls to participate in a musical ensemble that will teach them the basics of singing fundamentals and basic music theory fundamentals through repertoire that is experience and age appropriate. Unison, 2-part and 3-part singing will be developed through this course as well as opportunities for solos as selections allow. This is a performance based ensemble. Concerts and off campus performances will be required.

Performances may include:

  • Fall Choir Concert
  • Yuletide Christmas Celebration
  • Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Middle School Organizational Contest & Festival
  • Spring Choir Concert

7th Grade Choir

This class is designed for 7th grade boys and girls to participate in a music ensemble that will be focused on proper reading of music notation and terms and will allow the students to sing music from a wide repertoire of 2 and 3 part songs. Through the choir the students will develop a deeper appreciation for music through singing in a variety of languages of the world. This is a performance based ensemble. Concerts and off campus performances will be required.

Performances may include:

  • Fall Choir Concert
  • Yuletide Christmas Celebration
  • Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Middle School Organizational Contest & Festival
  • Spring Choir Concert

8th Grade Choir

This class is designed for 8th grade boys and girls to participate in a music ensemble that will challenge them to focus on proper vocal production as well as reading music notation, terms and symbols. They will sing a very diverse repertoire that will cover world languages and singing in 3 part and SATB songs. The students will have opportunity to sing solos and be featured as the selections allow. This is a performance based ensemble. Concerts and off campus performances will be required.

Performances may include:

  • Fall Choir Concert
  • The Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees
  • Yuletide Christmas Celebration
  • Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Middle School Organizational Contest & Festival
  • Spring Choir Concert

Advanced Women’s Chorus – “Bel Canto”

“Bel Canto” is the auditioned women’s concert and women’s show choir. Since their beginning they have been performing for various civic and community events. In 2013, “Bel Canto” was an ISSMA State Show Choir Finalist. This ensemble works to achieve excellence in all that they do through singing challenging music in 4 or more parts. “Bel Canto” also competes at both the concert and show choir levels. There are required after school rehearsals as well as many performances throughout the school year on and off campus.

Performances may include but are not limited to:

  • Fall Choir Concert
  • The Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees
  • Yuletide Christmas Celebration
  • Various Show Choir competitions throughout the Midwest
  • Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) High School Concert and Show Choir Competitions
  • Spring Choir Concert

Advanced Mixed Chorus – “the Collective”

“the Collective” is the auditioned mixed concert and show choir. This choir has grown to be a premiere concert choir as they are frequent performers for Bill and Gloria Gaither as well as many civic and national events. They also have grown to be very competitive among show choirs and have been able to garner several caption awards. “the Collective” competes throughout the year in show choir and concert choir events in the Midwest. In 2015 they will make their first appearance at the US Midwest Nationals Show Choir Competition in St. Louis. This choir is required to rehearse after school as well as many performances through the school year on and off campus.

Performances may include but are not limited to:

  • Fall Choir Concert
  • The Gaither Family Resources’ Thanksgiving Celebration
  • The Paramount Theatre Festival of Trees
  • Yuletide Christmas Celebration
  • Various Show Choir competitions throughout the Midwest
  • Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) High School Concert and Show Choir Competitions
  • The Annual APA Fine Arts Gala
  • Spring Choir Concert
  • Graduation

Introduction to Theatre Arts – Elective

This class is designed to give high school level students an introduction into the Theatre Arts world. The focus in any introduction to drama is helping students to move outside their individual comfort zones. Basic exercises focus on student success and bonding with others. As a strong drama teacher, Mr. Long will focus on building relationships within the class as the platform for the drama work the group develops throughout the year.

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101 W. 29th Street
Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: (765) 649-8472
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