Choir

  • Choir is a non-audition ensemble.  Choir provides students training in basic choral techniques and musicianship.  Emphasis is placed on vocal technique, sight singing, and overall musicianship skills.  Weekly Voice Labs are an integral part of this course (mandatory and graded) and are offered on a rotating weekly schedule.  Four major performances are given each year.  All levels of experience are welcome. 

    CHORAL EVENT SCHEDULE 

    For the 2023-2024 School Year

    Being a member of the Grand Island High School choral department is an honor and a privilege.  It is my honor and privilege to be the director!  Due to the uncertainty and ever changing healthy & safety mandates of the 2023-24 school year, all concerts/events are subject to change and/or revision.  If in-person concerts are permitted, attendance at the events on the dates listed below (table) should be regarded as mandatory, graded and non-negotiable.  If a student is absent from an event, (other than family emergency or natural disaster) the student may receive a significantly lowered grade for the marking period.  Please make note of the dates on your home calendars, and notify me of any concert conflicts in writing as soon as possible.  

     Sincerely,

     Mrs. Jennifer Mernitz

    THE DATES BELOW ARE CONCERT DATES WHERE YOUR ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.

    Day

    Date

    Time

    Event

    Tues.

    Sept. 5

    8:00am

    Opening Day for District Staff - ***Concert Choir only***   (call time 7:00am)

    Wed. 

    Oct. 25

    8:00pm

    H.S. Choral and String Concert

    Thurs.

    Dec. 14

    7:30pm

    H.S. Winter Concert - Choir, Concert Choir, Orchestra, Concert Band & Wind Ensemble

    Tues.

    Mar. 5

    7:00pm 

    Choral Kaleidoscope Concert

    Wed.

    May TBA

    School day

    NYSSMA Major Ensemble Festival Adjudication - *** Concert Choir only***

    Wed.

    May 29

    7:30pm

    H.S. Spring Vocal Music Concert - H.S. Choral Department

    Sun.

    June 23

    10:00am

    Graduation at Kleinhans Music Hall – required for all 2023-24 and 2024-25 members of ***Concert Choir only***

     

     

    Alma Mater - link to learning files

    Star Spangled Banner - link to learning files

     

     

    Listening/learning files are listed below: