Choir

Choral Director: Kevin Wong
Phone: 541-451-8555, ext. 1077
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The Lebanon High School Vocal Program includes three choral groups: Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Mixed Choir. Chamber Choir is the advanced choir and requires applicants to perform an audition, and to pass director approval. Concert Choir is the high school’s intermediate group and also requires an audition. Mixed Choir is the beginner’s level course, eventually incorporating students with little previous musical training into higher ensembles. For information about concert attire, conduct, and other requirements, please view expectations.

Chamber Choir

Open to Juniors and Seniors

Chamber Choir is designed for advanced vocal music students who are interested in refining their vocal and musical skills. It is reserved for those students who qualify by passing an audition proficiently. Students will study and perform a variety of ensemble vocal music from various historical periods and cultures in multiple languages. As a result of the high performing standards of this ensemble, students will also learn a variety of literature including jazz, madrigals, and music intended for smaller chamber ensembles. Students will also be working toward a high-level music reading and writing skill, rehearsal techniques, and performance skills.

Chamber Choir acts as the premiere performing, contest, and festival group at LHS.

This is a year-long class. For the purpose of building consistency in all music students and in the music program, it is strongly encouraged and recommended that all students who enroll for choir remain enrolled all year long.

N.B. In a continued effort to grow and develop the Vocal Music program here at LHS, Chamber Choir students will be expected to perform Concert Choir literature as well as literature of their own.

Prerequisite: All students interested in joining Chamber Choir must both have taken Concert Choir and passed an audition process.

Concert Choir

Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Concert Choir is designed for intermediate to advanced vocal music students who are interested in refining their vocal and musical skills. This is a director approval course and is reserved for those students who have few pitch matching issues and students who have a higher level work ethic that show motivation and desire to continue to grow and improve. Students will study and perform a variety of ensemble vocal music from various historical periods and cultures in various languages. Students will be working toward high-level music reading and writing skills, rehearsal techniques, musicianship and performance skills.

Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will join together to act as the premiere performing, contest, and festival group at LHS.

N.B. In a continued effort to grow and develop the Vocal Music program here at LHS, Concert Choir will be expected to perform Mixed Chorus literature as well as literature of their own.

Prerequisite: All students showing interest in joining Concert Choir must have already taken the beginning level Mixed Choir at LHS, or have had previously taken classes equivalent to that of a beginning to intermediate level choir.

Mixed Choir

Open to Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

Mixed Choir is a beginning to intermediate level choir. It is designed to provide instruction in basic vocal technique and general musicianship to all students with an interest in singing. Students will study and perform a variety of ensemble vocal music from various historical periods and cultures. An emphasis is placed on the instruction and development of sight-reading skills, music writing skills, rehearsal technique, and performance presentation and etiquette.

N.B. In a continued effort to grow and develop the Vocal Music program here at LHS, Concert Choir will be joining Mixed Choir at performances.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for Mixed Choir.


Concert Attire

Women:

  • Students will be responsible for having black close toed shoes for all concerts and performances.
  • Students will wear robes provided by the choral program for all concerts and performances.
  • Black dresses and/or pants should be worn under the robes.
  • Long hair should be pulled back over the shoulders.
  • Only flesh colored nylons are to be worn.
  • No gaudy jewelery and/or hair bows should be visible at performances.

Men:

  • Students will be responsible for having black shoes for all concerts and performances.
  • Students will be responsible for having black socks for all concerts and performances.
  • Students will wear robes provided by the choral program for all concerts and performances. Black pants and a white shirt should be worn under the robes. Solid colored shirts may be allowed so long as it is covered by the robe.

Throughout the year, students are encouraged to be the best they can be. Come the end of the year, it’s important for students who live up to that goal to be recognized in their accomplishment. There are a few different ways to celebrate these students. Check out the awards in the menu to the left to see some of the choral awards students earn, as well as past recipients!

Bud & Dorothy Page Music Award

This award is presented annually to an outstanding Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior choral music student that displays exceptional character, attitude, dedication, attendance, leadership and contributions toward the betterment of the vocal music program.

  • Eric Ammon, 2012
  • Tasha Champion, 2011
  • Steven Bowser, 2010
  • Kathie Dunigan, 2009
  • Kaylie Probert, 2008
  • Minnie Phillips, 2007
  • Ethan Crenshaw, 2006
  • Josh McCaw, 2005
  • Abby Lundberg, 2004

Excellence in Vocal Music Award

This award is presented annually to a choir student who displays superior character, dedication, attitude, attendance, leadership and contributions toward the betterment of the vocal program who has also shown tremendous growth and exceptional talent in vocal music.

  • Jennifer Lima, 2012
  • Corey Kutsch / Emmi Busby, 2011
  • Katie Toomb, 2010
  • Dawn Anderson, 2009
  • Katie Wills, 2008
  • Brittany Pruett, 2007
  • Colin Salisbury, 2006
  • J’Aime Beck, 2005

National School Choir Award

The National School Choral Award is the highest honor for high school choral performers. It recognizes the dedication and musical achievement of the top male and female choral students.

  • Malinda O’Grady / Kenzy Siefert, 2012
  • Suzanne Maurer, 2011
  • Kira Jacobsen, 2010
  • Logan Burt, 2009
  • Christy Tanner, 2008
  • Liana Tunnissen, 2007
  • Bess Nichols, 2006
  • Danielle Hall, 2005
  • Tina Milam, 2004

Outstanding Choir Member Award

This is a yearly award to be given out at the last performance to a choir student who displays superior character, dedication, attitude, attendance, and leadership, who also goes above and beyond the call of duty in volunteerism and contributions toward the betterment of the vocal music program.

  • Kayla Green, 2012
  • Kenzy Seifert, 2011
  • Suzy Maurer, 2010
  • Minnie O’Grady, 2009
  • Scott Wilson, 2008
  • Amy Smail, 2007
  • Katie Wills, 2006
  • Amber Gaither, 2005

Skylar Schlim Spirit Award

The inception of this award is in memory of Skylar Schlim, a senior during the 2005-06 school year. Skylar unexpectedly and suddenly perished in a single vehicle accident in May of 2006. He was an outstanding band and choir student and will be sorely missed. The award this year goes to Skylar, and in future years will be given to students who have embraced Skylar’s character, love of life, and just overall spirit.

  • Mikaela Ehresman, 2012
  • Keyna McCord, 2011
  • Kelsea Vierra, 2010
  • Emily Skipper, 2009
  • Suzy Maurer, 2008
  • Jason Pruett, 2007
  • In Loving Memory, Skylar Schlim, 2006