Chorus

Purpose of the Activity

  • Chorus offers the following opportunities:

    • Chorus
    • Show Choir
    • Solo & Ensemble Contest
    • Stevenson Choral Consortium Festival
    • Musical

    We remain very active with performances and learn a lot of exciting and diverse music. Chorus allows students to be part of a team atmosphere that supports musical, social, and academic success. We are more than just music—we are family, friends, character, service, commitment, and much more! Chorus is the foundation for vocal music study at Daniel Wright. Students participating in chorus are eligible to audition for Show Choir and to participate in Solo & Ensemble Contest and the Stevenson Choral Consortium Festival. Students wishing to audition for the musical are strongly encouraged, but not required, to participate in chorus.

Tryout Procedures

  • All Daniel Wright students are invited to join chorus. No audition is necessary! All that is required is a love for music, interest in singing (or in learning how to sing), willingness to practice independently and with others, team-oriented mindset, curiosity to learn new skills and repertoire, positive attitude, and commitment to attend rehearsals and performances.

    Mr. Clark will share the procedure for returning a permission to participate form in class.

Number of Participants

  • We aim to sustain a roster of 60–75 members with potential to grow even further!

Grade Level/s of Participants

  • Choir is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Students in chorus are also eligible to audition for Show Choir.

    Hear from our students why they love chorus at DW! Recruitment Video

Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Whole Group Rehearsals

    • Season: Year-round
    • Meeting Day: Tuesday
    • Practices: 3:45 p.m. 
    • Location:
      • Daniel Wright Band Room (Room 125, in the CAPE hallway)

    Classes during Flex daily

    • Day: MTWRF (small group lessons may be scheduled by instructor)
    • Time:
      • Sixth-Grade: 3:05–3:35 p.m.
      • Seventh-Grade: 12:23–1:01 p.m.
      • Eighth-Grade: 11:37–12:15 p.m.
    • Location:
      • Room 124

Student Attendance Guidelines

  • Commitment to good attendance is crucial for the ensemble to succeed. We are a team and rely on each member to sound our best! If you must be absent from rehearsal for any reason, you must notify me via our Conflict Request Form. I understand that conflicts occur and am committed to working with students, parents, and coaches/club sponsors to support students' involvement in multiple activities.

    Bus transportation home is available if desired. Please subscribe to the calendar on our website so you always have the most current schedule. Some weeks may have after-school rehearsals on a day other than Tuesdays if there is no school on Tuesday—plenty of advance notice will be given.

Specific Rules or Guidelines

  • Once you register for the program, Mr. Clark will share the chorus class page with you.

Fundraising Plan if Applicable (Board policy 7:325)

Contact

Student Fees

  • To participate in the program students must pay a $25 participation fee that will be assessed to student accounts in September or October.

    Students are also expected to purchase a performance shirt.

    The following extensions of the DW Choirs program have associated costs. These are optional, separate activities.

    • Show Choir
    • Musical
    • Solo and Ensemble
    • Elective Field Trips