Choir Department

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Welcome to your source of information for the Skutt Catholic High School Vocal Music Department! This site is one of the best ways for students, parents, alumni, and friends to stay connected to the vibrant and exciting world of singing at Skutt Catholic. We are currently celebrating the 26th year of singing at our school. Being part of this program teaches students the importance of teamwork, the value of hard work, the ethic of good sportsmanship, and develops self confidence. Studies show that students who participate in programs such as this get better grades, have higher graduation rates, and get into less trouble than the student population as a whole. Thank you for visiting skuttcatholic.com, and may a song be ever in your heart!


2018 Hawktober Concert

A big Thank You to everyone who came out to support the singers in their first concert of the year! It is always great to see a standing-room-only crowd in the commons. I'm always happy with the work that the kids put in and yet looking forward to where we will be able to go as ensembles and as a department in the next several months. 

For those who did not get a program, you can download a PDF copy here.

If you would like to see the live stream, you can access it here.


2018-2019 Chamber Choir (Honors Concert Choir)

Sophomores, juniors and seniors, with at least one year (2 semesters) of high school choir experience, may audition for this performance oriented class. Auditions will be held during the month of March for the upcoming school year. Chamber Choir will consist of 16-24 balanced voices, and will meet separately from the Concert Choir. Honors credit is issued to all students who are a member of Chamber Choir. The ensemble will perform at four home concerts each year, as well as compete in District Music Contest and sing at other events throughout the year. Chamber Choir students will sing a variety of music, including music from all time periods and styles. In addition, the students meet their honors credit requirement by completing a research project in conjunction with each of the four home concerts. Chamber Choir members, like Concert Choir members, will have the opportunity to audition for All State, Regional and National Honor Choirs, Vivace and Allegro show choirs, Musettes women’s choir, and Hawkappella men’s choir. Singing with the Music Ministry ensemble for All-School Masses is always voluntary.

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for the 2018-2019 Chamber Choir. The auditions were very competitive and I'm looking forward to working with both ensembles next year. We have some very talented singers here at Skutt Catholic, so 2018-2019 will certainly be an exciting year! The Chamber Choir will be featured at the South Dakota State University Choral In-Service Day and as part of the SNJ A Cappella Concert in April of 2018. The Chamber Choir will also tour to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas with the Concert Choir and Vivace show choir in February of 2019.

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Chamber Choir will be recorded and are due to be uploaded by March 14th at 5 pm. Current Choir members should see Mr. Storm regarding audition questions. 

19-20 Honors Concert Choir Audition Packet will be placed here when available

2018-19 Chamber Choir

2018-2019 Concert Choir

This performance oriented class is open to all 9th-12th grade students, regardless of previous singing experience. The ensemble will study sophisticated choral literature and build upon part singing in choral music. Concert Choir students will sing a variety of music throughout the year, including music from all time periods and styles. The ensemble will perform at four home concerts each year, as well as compete in District Music Contest. Additional performance opportunities will be added as they are available and relevant. Concert Choir members also have the opportunity, with instructor permission, to audition for Nebraska All State Chorus, Regional and National Honor Choirs, Vivace and Allegro show choirs, Musettes women’s choir, and Hawkappella men’s choir. Singing with the Music Ministry ensemble for All-School Masses is always voluntary.

Congratulations to everyone who has registered for one of the two sections of the 2018-2019 Concert Choir. We have some very talented singers here at Skutt Catholic, so 2018-2019 will certainly be an exciting year! The Concert Choir will tour to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas with the Chamber Choir and Vivace show choir in February of 2019.

2018-19 Concert Choir

2018-2019 Allegro Auditions - Thursday, October 18

We are seeking all interested male and female students for the 2018-2019 Allegro Show Choir. Auditions will be held on Thursday, October 18 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Skutt Catholic Music Room. There will be an audition workshop held on Tuesday, October 16th in the SC Commons from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Singing Portion: Come prepared to sing 30-45 seconds of a Broadway or pop song that represents the best of your singing ability AND “America” (My Country ‘Tis of Thee). You will sing both songs a cappella (without accompaniment).

Dance Portion: The audition choreography will be taught on Tuesday, October 16. This way, those auditioning will all have the same amount of time to prepare for their audition. Wear comfortable shoes that tie and clothes that you can move in for both the choreography learning session and the audition.

If you are, or know of, someone who might be interested, please contact Mr. Storm at chrisstorm@skuttcatholic.com or stop by the music room to talk with him personally.


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