CHAMBER CHOIR REHEARSAL
Welcome to Wilson Central Choral Program!
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Girls who love to sing in choir may sign up for Vocal Music 1 (Concert Choir first semester) AND Vocal Music 2 (Women’s Chorale second semester). Be sure to follow up with your guidance counselor a couple weeks before school starts to assure you are registered for both. Women’s Chorale is made up of 9th-12th grade girls, so the level of music is advanced and the opportunity for growth is great! I currently have TEN 9th grade girls who continued with Women’s Chorale second semester. It is much better to get it on their schedule during registration rather than adding/changing mid-year.
Boys should sign up for vocal music each semester to be sure it is on their schedule. HOWEVER, an audition is required for second semester since it is Chamber Choir. Participation and preparation during first semester concert choir will make a major impression regarding ability to move to Chamber Choir second semester. If interested, the auditionee would need to demonstrate strong skills during first semester and pass the audition in order to keep second semester Chamber Choir on the class schedule. Taking Chamber Choir second semester would present an outstanding opportunity to sing alongside and learn from my strongest male singers!
IN ORDER TO SING ALL YEAR, VOCAL MUSIC HAS TO BE ENTERED TWICE UNDER ELECTIVES.
Be sure to at least register for Vocal Music 1 Concert Choir – first semester! This has been such a great group – they are an instant family from day one. Such a wonderful way to begin a high school career.
Benefits of singing in Choir!
- Studying music helps you succeed in other academic areas.
- Do you love music? Why not enjoy it every day by singing in choir?
- Singing with people who like to sing creates a feeling of community.
- The choir room becomes your second home – always welcome, always belong.
- Singing in a choir builds confidence.
- Do you enjoy singing with your friends? Choir builds lifelong friendships.
- Performing in a choir concert brings a great sense of accomplishment – shared with friends.
- Choir is not easy, but it is rewarding. Challenging music builds musicianship and opens the door to confidently participating in college and community choirs.
- Colleges like to see a well-rounded education including choir participation.
- Some college music programs offer ensemble participation scholarships to non-music majors.
- Choir offers the opportunity to travel and perform. Performance trips are fun and give students elite experiences working with well-known conductors and/or perform in major venues in the United States.
- Singing a cappella is challenging and fun! Create a small ensemble with your friends in choir.
- Choir builds many life skills: leadership, teamwork, collaboration, confidence, dedication, responsibility, rising to a challenge, setting goals, practice and preparation, focus, interpersonal skills, and expressing emotion through singing.
- Singing brings joy to your day!
- Post-High School – you will discover many people who have also participated in choir: bosses, co-workers, community members, neighbors and friends.