• Judson High School Choirs

     

    The JHS Choir Department offers a variety of performing organizations that meet the needs of all students interested in singing. Each choir caters to the specific strengths and weaknesses of each student with regard to their musical ability and the amount of time they are able to commit. All choirs offer some form of performance opportunities and focus on expanding the student’s knowledge and use of basic music theory, music history, sightreading methods, and proper breathing and vocal techniques. In addition to developing individual musical strengths, each group is designed to teach self-discipline and commitment while working together with others toward a common goal of excellence.

     


     

    Large Ensembles
      

    VARSITY TREBLE

    The Varsity Treble Choir at JHS is open to all students in grades 10-12, subject to audition. This choir will combine with Varsity Tenor-Bass to make the Judson HS Chorale, a Varsity Mixed ensemble. Upper-level sightreading skills and superior singing ability are required. Consistent attendance, passing grades and a positive attitude are also required at ALL times throughout the year in order to remain in this ensemble. 

    VARSITY TENOR-BASS

    The Varsity Tenor-Bass Choir at JHS is open to all students in grades 10-12, subject to audition. This choir will combine with Varsity Treble to make the Judson HS Chorale, a Varsity Mixed ensemble. Upper-level sightreading skills and superior singing ability are required. Consistent attendance, passing grades and a positive attitude are also required at ALL times throughout the year in order to remain in this ensemble.

    BEL CANTO

    This is a highly competitive non-varsity choir for treble voices in grades 9-12. Sightreading skills and vocal ability must be demonstrated by audition. This choir will compete in UlL Concert & Sightreading Contest. Consistent attendance, passing grades and a positive attitude are required at ALL times throughout the year in order to remain in this ensemble.  


     
     



    Specialty Choirs   


    CANTATE

    Cantate is an auditioned extra-curricular show choir of SATB voicing. Members of this ensemble will be selected from Chorale. Cantate will sing a variety of pop and vocal jazz music, some of which involves choreography. They will be featured on most choir concerts and participate in off-campus community concerts. Prerequisites include stage presence, sightreading ability, vocal ability, coordination, a positive attitude, responsibility, and passing grades. Unexcused absences will be grounds for removal.

    An extra uniform is required. Tux pants & shirt, vest, and tie are provided by the choir dept. 
     
     



    Advanced Music Classes 

     

    INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY

    This is an introductory-level course which serves as a prerequisite to Music Theory AP. Students may be entering the class with a wide variety of music knowledge, experiences, and backgrounds. An assessment of this knowledge and experience will determine the appropriate placement of each student.

     
     AP MUSIC THEORY

    A course for those wishing to prepare for College Music Theory. This Honors Credit class is specifically designed for upperclassmen wishing to pursue a degree in Music. Prerequisites include enrollment in a music organization, a recommendation from the band, choir or orchestra director, intent to major in music, and completion of a Music Theory Pre-test.