The NBJH Concert Choir is a 7th & 8th-grade mixed choir, meaning the choir consists of boys and girls from both grade levels. The choir is a co-curricular, graded class unlike 6th Grade Choir, which is considered an extra-curricular activity. Therefore, the expectations for consistent attendance are higher, and participation in all concerts and events is required.
Ms. Anca Apetean, Choir Director
Who is eligible to register for Concert Choir?
All current NBJH 6th & 7th graders are eligible to participate in the 2017-18 Concert Choir. Students who are currently in the NBJH Choral Program can simply sign up to be in choir next school year. Students who are not currently in the Choral Program will need to complete an audition at the beginning of next school year and pass audition requirements in order to participate. Listen for announcements made at the beginning of next school year for more information on audition days and times.
What are the audition requirements for Concert Choir?
All students who can demonstrate the ability to consistently match pitch throughout a full vocal range and display the behavioral characteristics required (respect, responsibility, and problem-solving) will make the choir. There is no limit to the number of students that will be accepted.
When does Concert Choir rehearse?
Rehearsals are divided up by gender and take place before school. Boys rehearse on Tuesdays between 7:45-8:30 a.m., and girls rehearse on Thursdays between 7:45-8:30 a.m.
Can Band and Orchestra students be in Concert Choir?
Yes! Students may be in choir/band or choir/orchestra. Rehearsal times do not conflict with each other.