Show Choir

Purpose of the Activity

  • Show Choir is an auditioned vocal ensemble that performs at school concerts, community events, and contests. Show Choir focuses on learning advanced repertoire including a cappella pop,  jazz, swing, and musical theatre featuring intricately harmonized vocals with choreography.

    If you love to sing and dance, this is the group for you! Show Choir provides a great opportunity to express yourself artistically and to be part of a positively challenging team environment.

    Membership in chorus is required to audition for Show Choir. (Chorus is always welcoming new members!)

Tryout Procedures

  • Chorus students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited to audition.  

Number of Participants

  • The ensemble is traditionally around 20–25 students, but the group size can be flexible depending on the number of students that meet the selective criteria. In other words, students are judged against a standard, not a quota.

Grade Level/s of Participants

Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Season: Year-round
    Rehearsals:

    • Meeting Day: Tuesdays
    • Practices: 5:10 to 6:30 p.m. (immediately following chorus rehearsal)
    • Location: Room 125 (Band Room, in the CAPE hallway) or Room 129 (Performing Arts)

    Performances:

    • October - Community Day Concert
    • November - Veterans Day event during the school day TBD
    • December - Lincolnshire Tree Lighting
    • December - "Sounds of the Season" field trip during the school day to retirement communities
    • March - IGSMA Contest (date will be announced by mid-February)
    • March - Concert
    • April - "Sounds of Spring" field trip during the school day to retirement communities
    • May - Possible performances at Spring Concert, Graduation, and/or Lincolnshire Memorial Day ceremony

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.

Specific Rules or Guidelines

  • Once our roster is established, Mr. Clark will share the Show Choir Google Classroom page with you.

Fundraising Plan if Applicable (Board policy 7:325)

Contact

Student Fees

  • To participate in the program, families must pay a participation fee using the RevTrak Web Store.

    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.

    • Musical
    • Solo and Ensemble
    • Elective Field Trips