Welcome Singers!!








  



At THS, students have MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO SING:
CHORALE 
Entry level for students who want to get into a choir. We'll spend lots of time singing, as well as working on your Individual and Ensemble Musicianship Skills (the skills that will earn your entrance into higher-level choirs). NO AUDITION REQUIRED
COME SING WITH US!!

THS MEN'S CHORUS
Thurston High School's all-male chorus will study a wide range of music written for the men's chorus, including DooWop, Barbershop, and Gleeclub. Both Semesters! NO AUDITION REQUIRED.
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A CAPPELLA CHOIR 
This is the large, select choir at THS. Choir members are expected to be serious choral musicians, with good Ensemble skills. ACappella performs at the Metropolitan Choral Festival and the District Choral Contest every year, and at all THS Choir Concerts. Both Semesters! AUDITION REQUIRED
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ACappella Choir prepares to sing at the Metropolitan Choral Festival, onstage at the Hult!

ADVANCED WOMEN'S CHORUS 
This ensemble will sing advanced choral literature written for women's voices. A wide range of styles will be studied and performed. Both Semesters! AUDITION REQUIRED
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HIGH ENERGY JAZZ CHOIR 
All High Energy members are expected to be competent as soloists or as ensemble members. Emphasis in the choir is placed on performance, individually and as a choir. A wide range of styles are studied and performed, with an emphasis on Vocal Jazz, and also Contemporary ACappella. This choir will also perform as the Royale Courte in the Choir Department's "Ye Olde Christmas Feaste."

High Energy members are expected to also sing in ACappella Choir, if schedules allow. 
Both  Semesters!!
AUDITION REQUIRED


INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Singers have individual opportunities during the year, such as All-State Choir, All-Northwest Choir, and District Solo & Ensemble Contest (the qualifying event for the All-State Solo Contest). Auditions for All-State and All-Northwest Choirs are recorded in late September, with a deadline around October 1st. Audition materials for both choirs are available to interested singers at:

http://www.oregonmusic.org/choir-auditions.html

On that webpage, the audition materials are listed, and a video of a singer doing the audition exercises is posted, to help auditioners get the job done correctly.

Singers interested in competing at District Solo & Ensemble Contest should plan on having their songs prepared by the end of January, when registration takes place. To be eligible, singers must be members of THS Choirs, AND be passing all their classes. 

Thurston Choirs have been well-represented annually in both All-State and All-Northwest Choirs for many years. Members of each choir are chosen based on a recorded audition.


These High Energy members were accepted into the 2014 ALL-STATE CHOIR, which performed in the Hult Center. Oh, and the old guy is Mr. H, their proud director.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT AUDITIONS: Singers who wish to be considered for advanced placement in THS Choirs, will have two opportunities; there will be a signup sheet in the THS Choir Room during the first full week of school in September, and auditions will be held in mid-January for 2nd semester.



For More Info: 
Mark Huisenga, Director
Thurston High School 
333 N. 58th Street
Springfield, OR 97478

mark.huisenga@springfield.k12.or.us
541-744-5141 (Office)