Welcome to the Pleasant Valley Community School District Choir Page!
We offer choirs throughout our 8 schools for Fourth Grade through high school students.  Our program begins with building-level Elementary Choirs, then a district-wide Sixth Grade Chorus which perform at several events throughout the year.  In Junior High, students have the opportunity to participate in curricular Seventh and Eighth Grade Choirs, as well as extra-curricular opportunities such as the Chorale, honor choirs, and the musical.  At the high school, students are able to participate in one of four curricular choirs, both auditioned and non-auditioned, as well as four extra-curricular jazz choirs, small ensembles, activities such as All-State, and travel with the choirs.  The goal of our program is to provide every student with the opportunity to learn and perform in a variety of choirs and settings, and to foster a lifelong appreciation of and support for music.

**OPUS students: CLICK HERE for registration for our 
PV OPUS Workshop on August 25, 2018!**

High School

The PVHS Vocal Music Department is made up of over 220 students in four curricular ensembles: 
Pleasant Valley Singers
Concert Choir 
Women's Ensemble 
Chamber Choir 

There are also four extra-curricular Jazz Choirs, as well as seasonal auditioned Bass and Treble Choirs. 
The groups are directed by Meg Byrne, David Baxter, and Catherine Lyon, with accompanist Becky Seward. 

All students in the program receive individual voice lessons from the three directors, as well as adjunct instructor Tom Booth.

The ensembles perform in up to 5 concerts per year, may perform at IHSMA Solo & Ensemble and Large Group Festivals, make local appearances, and sing at Graduation.  All HS choir students are eligible to participate in the Choir Trip every other year.  

The PVHS choirs have received many honors and recognition, including consistent Division I ratings, placement of students in Opus, ACDA, and All-State Choirs, top placements at national competitions, and making their Carnegie Hall debut in 2003.

Junior High

The PVJHS vocal music department consists of over 200 students in three curricular choirs:
The 7th Grade Boys Choir, the 7th Grade Girls Choir, and the 8th Grade Mixed Choir
These choirs are open to any student who wishes to sing.

In addition to the three curricular choirs, there is an auditioned Chorale that rehearses outside of the school day, usually consisting of approximately 40 singers. 

Peter Grau and Margaret Thompson conduct the ensembles at the Junior High and give voice lessons to all students. The accompanists at PVJHS are Perry Mears and Sara Bennion.

All PVJHS choirs perform four concerts each year; fall, winter and spring concerts that are all-choral at the junior high, and as part of the District Choral Festival at the high school during third quarter. Each year there are PVJHS students chosen to sing in the ICDA Opus Honor Choirs in the fall and the SEICDA Honor Choir in the spring.

Sixth Grade Chorus

The PVCSD Sixth Grade Chorus is open to any student who wishes to sing. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday mornings at the Junior High before the elementary school day begins. 

Sixth Grade Choir members present three concerts each year. The December concert is with the Elementary Orchestras, and the District Choral Festival is at the High School in February, and the Spring Concert is combined with the Elementary Choirs.  The group will also sing on the Elementary Choir Tour each Spring. Sixth graders have been selected to sing at the ICDA Opus Honor Choirs each year.

Margaret Thompson directs the group.