Concert Dates for the 2015-2016 School Year

Monday, Oct. 12
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Tuesday, March 1
Tuesday, May 10

All concerts take place at Meridian Middle School. Doors open at 7PM, concert begins at 7:30PM.

A Cappella Choir - Graduation make up Assignment

posted Jan 25, 2015, 4:33 PM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Jun 1, 2015, 4:23 AM ]

If you missed participating in graduation, please complete a 1-2 page essay on either "Loch Lomand" or the song "Baba Yetu". This essay should address the meaning of the song/lyrics, information about the composer or arranger, and speak to the musical composition and how it supports the message of the piece. Use musical terms to show your understanding of how this piece was to be performed. Submit by 3:00PM on Wednesday for full credit.

Concert Dates for 2015-2016

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:47 AM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 1:18 PM ]

All Concerts take place at Meridian Middle School corner of 8th and Cherry.
Concerts begin at 7:30PM
Fall Concert - Monday, Oct. 12
Christmas Concert - Tuesday, Dec. 8
PreFestival Concert - Tues. March 1
Spring Concert - Tues, May 10

Choir Performance Rubric

posted Sep 2, 2014, 7:38 PM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 3:43 PM ]

If you missed critiquing your choir in class this week, stop in the choir room to view your choir & complete the rubric. Stop by before or after school or at lunch any day next week (by Oct. 31) to get this completed and turned in for a grade.

National Anthem- A new tradition at MHS

posted Jul 17, 2014, 12:00 PM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Sep 21, 2014, 5:43 PM ]

A Grand tradition started at Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 19. Check out the recording. Enjoy!

Concert Absence-See "Class info" for Festival make up assignment

posted Oct 16, 2013, 12:54 PM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 7:02 PM ]

Alternative Assignment - Due at the end of the quarter for any student unable to attend our quarterly Concert.
Choose one of the songs in your concert set and write a 2 page (typed or handwritten) report on the piece. Include background information on the composer or arranger. If the song is in a foreign language, research the meaning or translation of the song. Discuss using musical terms, how the music supported the lyrics or the message of the song, the genre and what makes this particular song that genre, etc.
Due at the end of the quarter.

Remind Messaging

posted Aug 18, 2013, 4:58 PM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 10:39 AM ]

We have a system to send out reminders about fundraisers, events, clinics, concerts, etc if you would like to sign up.

How to sign up for Mrs. Jones's Varsity Choirs messages:

To receive messages via text message, text to (208) 856-2101.
In the message line one of the following codes should be entered depending on the choir your child is in.
A Cappella: @0533d; Treble Choir: @2141lopt; New Dimensions: @258liht; Minor Details: @littlejazz; Concert Choir: @cc89654.
To receive email reminders: email the code (0533d for A Cap)
You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe and the choir code'.
*Standard text message rates apply.

Or to receive messages via email, send an email to (for A cap).
To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.


posted Feb 3, 2013, 5:19 PM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Jan 25, 2015, 7:48 PM ]




Boise State University Music Department

Audition Dates — February 7, February 21 & April 11

Apply online @


BSU Blue Thunder Marching Band

Audition Weekend — April 10 & 11

Apply online @

Phone: 208-426-4159     Web:


Brigham Young University

Apply today @



Brigham Young University Idaho

Deadline for All Materials is February 1

On Campus Auditions: January 29 & 30

Satellite Auditions (Salt Lake City): January 31

Phone: 208-496-4950    Email:


Central Washington University

Audition Dates — Ellensburg Campus, January 22-23; 

Des Moines Campus, January 24

For more information: 509-963-1216


College of Southern Idaho

Audition Date —  Saturday, February 28

application deadline is February 26

Contact Sue Miller, 208-732-6769 or



The College of Idaho

Audition Dates — January 17; February 14; March 7

More Information: Fill out an application online or email to to make an audition appointment.

Phone: 208-459-5275


Idaho State University

Audition Dates — Saturday, February 21; Saturday, March 7

More Information:

Phone: 208-282-3636


Northwest Nazarene University

Audition Dates — By Appointment

Phone:  (208) 467-8506




Oregon State University

Scholarship Audition Dates

Saturday, Feb. 21 at Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego, OR

Saturday, March 7 at Benton Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR



Treasure Valley Community College

Audition Dates — Call for audition criteria information.

Phone: 541-881-5950     Email:   Web:


University of Idaho

Audition Day for Admission and Scholarships —

Pocatello, Highland HS, Saturday, January 31

Saturday, February 7; Audition by February 28 for priority consideration

More Information: Phone: 208-885-6231



University of Portland

Audition Dates — Monday, February 16; Saturday, February 21 & 28

For More Information:    503-943-7228


Willamette University

Audition Dates — January 24, February 16 

Must audition by Jan. 24 for priority consideration

Schedule an audition 503-370-6687

Office of Admission:  503-370-6303

Varsity Choirs @ the Capital 12/12

posted Jan 24, 2013, 4:41 PM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 2:40 PM ]

Barbershop Clinic - Oct. 30-Varsity Choirs to participate!

posted Jan 9, 2013, 8:13 AM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 1:19 PM ]

2014 Boise Youth Barbershop Festival

– October 28th and 30th, 2014 –

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

  2014 brings several impressive “FIRSTS” to B.Y.B.F.

 §  Morrison Center for the Performing Arts will be this year’s Festival host venue thanks to a generous grant from the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation

 §  RINGMASTERS*, from Stockholm, Sweden, our Clinicians and Performing Quartet, are European Gold Medal Quartet Champions, International Collegiate Barbershop Champions and 2012 International Barbershop Quartet Champions

 §  FREE Festival Show Admittance for the 6:30pm Show performance for all students, parents, friends and a cappella music patrons in the greater Boise and Treasure Valley area  

 Other improvements for our 2014 B.Y.B.F. include: 

§   1:00pm Starting Time  - Our one-day format remains unchanged but we will start at 1:00pm on either the 28th or 30th, giving students more time with the clinicians and time for sectionals to unify and solidify the show performance package

§  $5 Participant FeeOur Morrison Endowment and other generous grants allow us to cut the participant fee in half for this year! 9th Grade and Collegiate Choir Students are invited this year to join our High School group and experience the FUN!

 *RINGMASTERS (Emanuel, Martin, Rasmus & Jakob) “Grew up in the rich soil of Swedish choir tradition.”  All are educated and trained in vocal music.  They will be incredible festival clinicians.  Ringmasters has performed in over 20 countries and we are very excited and fortunate to have them fit B.Y.B. F. into their 2014 U.S. tour that includes appearances on NBC Today and a performance at Carnegie Hall.

“The a cappella world has no idea what’s about to hit them.  I’m with them at least twice a week and hear them all the time and I’m STILL blown away.  Un-freakin’-believeable!”  - Doug Harrington

 Mark 10/28 or 10/30 on your Fall Term Choir Calendar for this exceptional, highly-educational event.   Please contact us NOW and let us know which day your students would like to be part of 2014 B.Y.B.F. and give us an approximate number of students you will bring, as our participant capacity is limited.

 Dennis Berg – Event Coordinator


posted Jan 9, 2013, 8:09 AM by Debbie Jones   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 11:32 AM ]


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