The THS 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.
Advanced Treble Choir
This is a highly competitive non-varsity choir for treble voices in grades 10-12. Sightreading skills and vocal ability must be demonstrated by audition. This choir will compete in UlL Concert & Sightreading Contest and will sometimes combine with other women’s groups. Consistent attendance, passing grades and a positive attitude are required at ALL times throughout the year in order to remain in this ensemble.
Open to all tenors and basses in grades 9-12, an audition is required for voicing purposes only. This choir will focus on sightreading skills and proper vocal technique. The men’s choir will perform alone and combine with the A Cappella Men to form a larger men’s ensemble. Prerequisites include a strong desire to sing, a positive attitude, and passing grades.
The Varsity Mixed Choir at THS is open to all students in grades 10-12, subject to audition. This choir will make up three of the UIL Varsity contest choirs (mixed, men, & women). In order to showcase and compete as the Chorale Men and Women, after school rehearsals will be required periodically throughout the year (February/March/April for UIL). 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.
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.