Vocal Music & Honor Choir
Vocal/General Music Class Description
Students enrolled in our Vocal/General Music Program meet with one of our vocal/general music specialists once a week. In class students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the performing arts through singing, playing rhythm instruments, movement, music reading, and listening (analyzing). The curriculum is aligned with the California State VAPA Framework/Common Core Standards and includes music from a wide variety of styles such as classical, jazz, blues, rock, contemporary, and multi-cultural. Students will learn basic music theory concepts, music history and choral repertoire through our weekly (45 minute) dynamic lessons using music technology software, classroom/Orff instruments and music texts.
Each year our district gives the students involved in the vocal/general part of our elementary music program to be a part of the district's elementary honor choirs.
All Honor Choir auditions will be held during vocal music class time in February by the vocal/general music teachers.
The Elementary Honor Choir students perform at one of the evenings of our District Vocal Festival in March with their feeder middle school and high school choirs.
All students who may be accepted into this year’s honor choirs will be given an acceptance letter by their vocal/general music teacher to take home to their parents to be filled out and returned to their vocal/general music teacher. If your student has been accepted and you need another copy of that letter they are below. Just click on the one that is appropriate for your attendance area:
Rehearsals & Performances
Feb. 2020 – El Dorado HS area schools
Feb. 2020 – Valencia HS area schools
Feb & March 2020 – Esperanza HS & Yorba Linda HS area schools
The students who are participating in Elementary Honor Choir will also rehearse from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the venue of the performance the day of their performance.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - El Dorado High School area schools at The Vineyard Church 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Esperanza & Yorba Linda High School area schools at The Vineyard Church 7:00 pm.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Valencia High School area schools at The Vineyard Church 7:00 pm.