The HHS Concert Choir is a non-auditioned SATB ensemble made exclusively out of students at Hudson High School in grades 9-12.
This choir is meant for students of all ages to get experience in singing with all four voice parts; soprano, alto, tenor, & bass, and a time when upper and lower classmen can work together through classic repertoire to let young singers succeed. Students should expect to sing in a variety of languages, such as; English, German, Latin, etc. Solfege is an integral tool that will be used extensively to teach students how to read music. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of solfege throughout the course of the year.
The HHS Women's Choir is an ensemble made exclusively out of the ladies at Hudson High School in grades 9-12. This choir is meant for young ladies to explore and learn more about their own voice as they go through a voice change through classic female repertoire meant to let young singers succeed. Students should expect to sing in a variety of languages, such as; English, German, Latin, etc. Solfege is an integral tool that will be used extensively to teach students how to read music. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of solfege throughout the course of the year.
The HHS Men's Choir is an ensemble made exclusively out of the gentlemen at Hudson High School in grades 9-12. This choir is meant for young men to explore and learn more about their own voice as they go through a voice change through classic male repertoire meant to let young singers succeed. Students should expect to sing in a variety of languages, such as; English, German, Latin, etc. Solfege is an integral tool that will be used extensively to teach students how to read music. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of solfege throughout the course of the year.
The HHS Chamber Choir is the flagship SATB choir at Hudson High School.
Chamber Choir is an auditioned SATB group that is made up of students in grades 9-12. Auditions are held after the third concert of the year, normally around the end of February, or the beginning of March. All students in choir are put through a vocal assessment, at which time, students interested in auditioning for Chamber will receive a higher difficulty of assessing. Students interested in Chamber need to have been members of the HHS Choral Program for at least one (1) year, unless invited to audition by the director. Students interested in chamber will be assessed on the following qualities:
Students who earn a spot in Chamber Choir should expect to be pushed to their full choral potential. Chamber Choir performs Class AA and Class A OMEA pieces throughout the course of the school year in multiple languages. Languages that will be sung in Chamber Choir include: English, Latin, Italian, German, Russian, Haitian, etc. Solfege is a key tool to help students learn how to sight-read music in this group, and every group at HHS.
Vocal Impact is an extracurricular show choir that consists of students in grades 9-12. Vocal Impact combines singing and dancing in its most unique form. Students in Vocal Impact are dedicated students that attend two, 2 hour rehearsals every week on Monday and Thursday. The group is led by Mr. Jacob Moore, music director, and Jennifer Kibler & Amanda Hahlen, choreographer. Mr. Moore and Mrs. Hahlen & Kibler hold the group to a very high standard, which is met each time the group walks through the doors. Vocal Impact sings a variety of music ranging from old classics to modern pop, and everything in between. Students will be challenged to become better musicians each and every day.
Vocal Impact performs at all four of the choir concerts throughout the year, as well as through the Hudson community and the Northeast Ohio community at large. Vocal Impact has been invited to perform at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Show Choir Festival, the Walsh Jesuit Great Lakes Show Choir Competition, Rocky River High School Invitational and they also host their own Invitational in January.
Any further questions about Vocal Impact can be directed to Mr. Jacob Moore at firstname.lastname@example.orgAuditions for Vocal Impact typically follow this schedule. However, the schedule is subject to change.
- Our choreographers. Jennifer & Amanda, will lead the group through a dance. After the dance is learned, students will perform it twice in groups of 6 or 7 students, to be judged by Mr. Moore, Jennifer, & Amanda. Students are encouraged to bring a pair of comfortable shoes to dance in. Should you make it into the group, ladies will be required to purchase a pair of character shoes, and gentlemen a pair of black loafers. Students should dress comfortably.
Meet our new choreographers, Jennifer Kibler & Amanda Hahlen: http://kiblerdance.com/staff/
- Students may choose any song that they would like to audition in front of Mr. Moore. There are no limits on what song a student may sing. The only requirement is that it must show off your voice in the span of thirty seconds to one minute. A sign-up list will be posted outside the choir room on the bulletin board on Monday May 13th for students to sign up.
- On the morning of day 3, a callback list will be posted outside the choir room, D100, with a callback list. These students will return for one more day of auditions, that includes learning a song and being able to sing it with other students who sing a different part. Students whose names do not appear on the callback list are not being considered for the group.
Choir is a performance-based class. Students earn grades by performing in rehearsals as well as concerts. Students will earn grades in the following areas:
Letter grades will be assigned according to the scale adopted by the school district. Students and parents may inquire at any time about the status of a participation grade for the students by logging into Sunguard. Repeated behavior infractions will result in a conference with the student and/or parents/guardian and a phone call home, with an office referral if behavior continues.
*Please note: Students may be videotaped and/or audio-taped in class and in performance for teaching, evaluating, and publicity purposes.
All students are responsible for concert attire when it is in their possession. Students will be assigned a choir outfit to use throughout the school year. Gentlemen will be given a tuxedo ensemble, while Ladies will be given a dress; each with a garment bag. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that school-owned attire is returned safely at the end of the year. That means that students will be responsible for taking their outfits to and from performances. Lost, stolen, or costs associated with damaged school property is the responsibility of the student.
Women’s Concert Attire:
Men’s Concert Attire:
Students will be asked to pay a $20.00 rental fee to be paid during uniform fitting day, or sometime throughout the first few weeks of school. Cash or check is acceptable. Checks should be made payable to HHSMA (Hudson High School Music Association). Fee is NOT able to be paid online. Money will be collected by Mr. Moore.
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