Choir List 2017-2018


Vocal Music - A Capella Choir

Sponsor: Leanne McKee

Description: This is a select singing group made up of approximately 40 members, boys and girls.

Cost: Approximately $15.00 for choir polo shirt and cost of dry cleaning school issued uniform.

Membership Requirements: Prerequisite one year in Mixed Chorus and an individual audition required. An advanced sight singing and vocal ability must be achieved to be admitted in this class. Grade level 10-12. Students must be academically eligible according to KSHSAA and CHS standards to participate in class. Seniors who willgraduate at semester will not be admitted. A Capella is very active during the school year, performing at three home concerts, state music festival and many concerts for civic organizations and other activities throughout Butler County. Daily rehearsal, several outside performances in the evenings and individual practice are required. Students are graded on ability to sing vocal literature assigned in class. Attendance at all performances is required and become a part of the student's grade. A Capella is a musically demanding class for advanced musicians only. A serious commitment to musical excellence is required by all of its members.

Lettering requirements: 35 accumulated points for participating in activities above classroom requirements.


Vocal Music - Madrigals

Sponsor: Leanne McKee

Description: Madrigals is a select sing group of approximately 24 members, boys and girls. The number in the group will always be even as choreography requires; i.e., 12 boys and 12 girls. Personnel will also include instrumentalists that are members of the combo.

Cost: Show choir costumes, $200.00 for ladies and $90.00 for men.

Membership Requirements: Concurrent enrollment in vocal music is required. Audition required. Madrigals are the most advanced singers in the school, grade level 11-12, in most cases. One year of A Capella is recommended before an audition for Madrigals. Students must be academically eligible according KSHSAA and CHS requirements to participate in class. All performances are required and are a part of the student's grade.

Lettering requirements: 35 accumulated points for participating in activities above classroom requirements.


Vocal Music - Celebration

Sponsor: Leanne McKee

Description: Celebration is a select vocal ensemble with an enrollment between 16 and 24 students with treble voices. This ensemble performs a variety of choral literature from traditional to show choir/jazz selections. Members of Celebration will be busy with performances in the community, as well as regional and state contests. There is an opportunity for instrumentalists to play for the Celebration combo.

Cost: Show choir costumes $150.00 for ladies, $30.00 for men in Combo.

Membership Requirements: Concurrent enrollment in vocal music is required. Audi- tions required. One year of vocal music is recommended before auditioning. Students must be academically eligible according to KSHSAA and CHS requirements to participate Class. All performances are required and a part of the student's grade.

Lettering requirements: 35 accumulated points for participating in activities above classroom requirements. There is an opportunity for instrumentalists to play in the Madrigals and Celebration combo.


Vocal Music - Mixed Chorus

Sponsor: Leanne McKee

Description: Mixed Chorus singing group is composed of approximately 75 to 80 members, all grades, boys and girls. This class is a preparatory class for the select choirs and it does not require an audition.

Cost: Approximately $15 for choir polo shirt

Membership Requirements: Enrollment in class, must be academically eligible according to KSHSAA and CHS requirements to participate in class . Mixed Chorus participates in three school concerts and state music festival in the spring. Daily rehearsal, individual practice required for performing solos and small ensembles. Evening concerts (all performances) are required and are a part of the student's grade.

Lettering requirements: 35 accumulated points for participating in activities above classroom requirements


Vocal Music - Concert Choir

Sponsor: Leanne McKee

Description: Concert Choir is a middle level choir for ability levels between Mixed Chorus and A Capella.

Cost: Approximately $50 for uniform

Membership Requirements: One year in Mixed Chorus and an audition is required. Students must be academically eligible according to KSHSAA and CHS standards to participate in class. Grade level 10-12. Concert choir will sing advanced literature with an emphasis on improving vocal technique. Choir members will participate in all home concerts (three) plus regional and state contests. Daily rehearsal, individual practice required for performing solos and small ensembles. Evening concerts (all performances) are required and are a part of student's grade.

Lettering requirements: 35 accumulated points for participating in activities above classroom requirements.


Vocal Music - Treble Choir

Sponsor: Leanne McKee

Description: Treble Chorus singing group is composed of up to 24 students with treble voices.

Cost: Approximately $70 for uniform

Membership Requirements: Prerequisite one year in Mixed Chorus and an individual audition required. A certain sight singing and musical standard must be achieved to be admitted in this class. Grade level 10-12. Students must be academically eligible according to KSHSAA and CHS standards to participate in class . Treble Chorus participates in three school concerts plus regional and state music festival in the spring. Treble Chorus is also invited from time to time to entertain local civic groups outside of the regular school day. Daily rehearsal, individual practice is required for performing solos and small ensembles. Evening concerts (all performances) are required and are a part of student's grade.

Lettering requirements: 35 accumulated points for participating in activities above classroom requirements.