Choral Groups
Chorus

Liberty Singers: This is a mixed ensemble of auditioned students in grades 10-12. This is one of the two advanced performing groups for the school. The repertoire required in this ensemble ranges from Renaissance to Modern. The quality of musicianship required of the students is very demanding. This performance group will be required to participate in the District and State Music Performance Assessments. This ensemble is required to purchase their uniforms (Uniform information to follow).

Women’s Chorus/ Men’s Chorus (Beginning Choir): This course provides an instruction to basic vocal production techniques, part singing, music reading, music theory and historical and cultural study. Students will be able to express their opinions on music using correct musical vocabulary/terminology. Many performance opportunities are offered. This performance group will be required to participate in the District and State Music Performance Assessments.

Chorus 2 (Intermediate Chorus): These courses emphasize techniques and musical fundamentals such as breath control, tone production, intonation and expression. It also develops music reading (sight-reading), musical notation, vocabulary, and evaluative listening skills. Attendance is mandatory for rehearsals and performances beyond the regular school day. This class is for upperclassmen that have been in chorus before but chose not to audition for an advanced chorus.

Belle Cantique (Advanced Women’s Chorus): This ensemble serves as an advanced auditioned course for high school women grades 10-12 interested in expanding their awareness through even greater choral challenges and diverse repertoire. The quality of musicianship required of the students is very demanding. This performance group will be required to participate in the District and State Music Performance Assessments.

Membership Requirements

Membership is based on several important factors:

Musical Ability

You do NOT need to be a good singer to join chorus. You must, however, continually strive towards your greatest potential. To become a great singer takes consistent effort and practice. If you are contributing your very best to your voice part, then you are doing your share to further the progress of the entire chorus. Therefore, the chief requirement is that you strive to sing your part to the very best of your ability.

Willingness to Work

Each person must be willing to put forth the necessary effort throughout every rehearsal to make the choral program the best it can be. In addition, work outside of rehearsals may be necessary to be prepared for class. Students achieve excellence only with an extraordinary work ethic.

Attitude

A positive attitude will help you accomplish and enjoy many things in life. Working together as a team requires treating each other with respect and kindness. Negative attitudes are unhealthy, interfere with team progress, and will not be acceptable in or out of the chorus room. If you have an honest and legitimate concern, please come and discuss it with your director before you share it with anyone else. This increases his respect for you and accelerates your maturation process.

Eligibility

According to Florida Statute 1006.15, student participation in activities that are off-campus, involve competition, or require missing class requires a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Chorus students that are not able to attend a performance will be required to do an alternative assignment to make up for that part of their grade.

Choice

To be admitted to one of the choruses at Liberty High School, you must want to become a member. No one is forced to join against his/her will. Please remember this at all times. Because you choose to become a member you have no excuse for not giving all your effort all the time!

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