Welcome to the SCHS Choir Website!Photo Credit: Amanda Robison
The SCHS Choral Department is designed to offer a variety of vocal performing opportunities for our students throughout the year which allows them to enjoy creating music as well as being musically, emotionally, and intellectually challenged. All choirs focus on students’ music reading skills and singing technique primarily through group singing. Team building and developing relationships within each choir and the department throughout is an important aspect to our artistic medium. In addition to developing their musical strengths, students foster self-discipline, cooperation, and commitment as they are Building BONDS, Developing INTEGRITY, and Demonstrating EXCELLENCE through MUSIC!
Recent Audio Recordings
Die Nachtigall - Chorale - U of H Invitational 2019
We Remember Them - Chorale - U of H Invitational 2019
Yo Le Canto - Chorale - U of H Invitational 2019
Sing Me to Heaven - Chorale - UIL 2019
Mozart's Regina Coeli - Chorale - UIL 2019
For Thy Sweet Love - Chorale Women - UIL 2019
Nada Te Turbe - Chorale Women - UIL 2019
From Heav'n Above - Chorale Men - UIL 2019
This Old Hammer - Chorale Men - UIL 2019
During the 4th 9 weeks, the SCHS Choir students were taught this song in chunks using teaching videos each week and demo tracks that Mr. Horton and I created. These are the students who learned the song and submitted their videos in a timely manner. I'm very proud of them. We couldn't have a real performance, and most of these students didn't really need to turn anything in because their grades were so great for the 9 weeks. They did it because they believe in the message of the song and for the love of music. They were working on this song throughout April, during the height of the COVID-19 scare, when we all banded together and social distanced as a united cause. Remember that context as you listen. Powerful words!
I need to give a great amount of credit to Mr. Horton who edited everything (audio and video). This song was extra tricky for this setting because the accompaniment doesn't provide a clear beat at the beginning so it took a lot of work to line up everyone's singing. Mr. Horton (having never done anything like this before) took the challenge head on. Great job Mr. Horton!
Soloists: Sheryn Antony c/o 20 and Brissa Aranda c/o 22
Senior Spotlight - Updated with 3 new seniors
Seniors - If your slide is not here or your picture is not included, its because you did not submit your info or pictures.
Here is a link. You may be able to download it to save.
Here is a link to the video if you can't see the bottome because it keeps cutting it off.
Every student is important in our Choir. Every student has something unique to offer and makes that group what it is. We wish we could give every student an award, but we can't. There was also much debate because there are many students we could give these awards to.
We have 4 type of awards: Student Awards (students vote), Director Awards, and Scholarships and other Honors. Congratulations students! I will email you with your own personalized certificate this week! Seniors - make sure you put your personal email into Charms since your school email addresses will no longer be valid.
Men's Chamber Awards
Best Friends - Mark Alexis and Chris Trehern
Best Attitude - Stanford Smith
Best Choir Rep - Aaron Smith
Busy Bee - Stanford Smith
Best Personality - Cooper Hamilton and Demetrius Rodriguez
Most Likely to Suceed in Music - Stanford Smith
Most Valuable Player - David Hebert
Backbone of the Choir - Stanford Smith
Women's Chamber Choir
Best Friends - Viviana Garcia and Aylen Trevino
Best Attitude - Hailey Akers and Hannah Ashy
Best Choir Rep - Addyson Hughes
Busy Bee - Kinzlye Petters
Best Personality - Madison Johnson, Cecilia Garza, and Juliana Bonilla
Most Likely to Suceed in Music - Sofia Plata
Most Valuable Player - Amani Lafontant
Backbone of the Choir - Sofia Plata
Best Friends - no group of best friends received more than 1 vote
Best Attitude - Emily Gonzalez Guzman and Kelly LeJeune
Best Choir Rep - Emily Obregon
Busy Bee - Kailin Goldstein
Best Personality - Rael Rollon and Keyshona Wiltz
Most Likely to Suceed in Music - Lucy Reese
Most Valuable Player - Keyshona Wiltz
Backbone of the Choir - Victoria Guajardo
Best Friends, Men - Isaiah Chavez and Lukas Gomez
Best Friends, Women - Marisa Espitia and Jocelyn McDaniel, Eliyah Nelson and Marisa Espitia, and Marcela Aramburu and Mariana Vasquez
Best Attitude, Men - Lukas Gomez
Best Attitude, Women - Sheryn Antony and Marisa Espitia
Best Choir Rep, Men - Reese Haines
Best Choir Rep, Women - Jocelyn McDaniel
Busy Bee, Men - Chris Padua
Busy Bee, Women - Makayla Kirt
Best Personality, Men - Lukas Gomez
Best Personality, Women - Carissa DeLeon, Kyah Shaw, and Jowi Sibayan
Most Likely to Suceed in Music, Men - Leonard Gomez and Reese Haines
Most Likely to Suceed in Music, Women - Jocelyn McDaniel
Most Valuable Player, Men - Eric Bugtong
Most Valuable Player, Women - Jowi Sibayan
Backbone of the Choir, Men - Chris Padua
Backbone of the Choir, Women - Carissa DeLeon
Men's Chamber Awards
Spirit Award - Marc Alexis, Christopher MacAllister
Most Improved - Christian Vazquez
Outstanding Leadership - Malik Barnett
Outstanding Student - Stanford Smith
Women's Chamber Awards
Spirit Award - Caitlyn Ellis, Addyson Hughes
Most Improved - Cecilia Garza-Luna
Outstanding Leadership - Sofia Plata
Outstanding Student - Amani Lafontant
Spirit Award - Brianna Cianciotto, Keyshona Wilta
Most Improved - Kailin Goldstein
Outstanding Leadership - Emily Gonzalez Guzman
Outstanding Student - Noelis Escobar Espiño
Spirit Award, Men - Leonard Gomez, Lukas Gomez, Jeremiah Howard
Spirit Award, Women - Brissa Aranda, Marcela Aramburu
Most Improved, Men - Marcus Melancon
Most Improved, Women - Carissa DeLeon
Outstanding Leadership, Men - Eric Bugtong, Chris Padua
Outstanding Leadership, Women - Jocelyn McDaniel
Outstanding Student, Men - Reese Haines
Outstanding Student, Women - Sheryn Antony
Scholarships and other Honors
Texas Music Scholars (seniors receive honor chords to wear at graduation)
Voice Lesson Scholarship Recipient (20-21)
Will be opened in the Fall for 9-12th grade students to apply
Senior College Scholarship Recipient ($750 each)
End of the Year Slide Show
I used every picture that was submitted! :-)
Here is a link. You may be able to download it.
Fine Arts Student Accomplishment Slide Show
created by Rosalyn Sweat for our team. Here is a link so you can share on social media. :-)
With a new school year, a new decade, and a new director, it's time to step it up a notch.
Unveling our new Logo.........
You will begin to see this logo on social media, letterhead, etc. Our choir polos will not change. In the fall, students and parents will be able to purchase yard signs and window decals! More info to come....
Renaming some Choirs and introducing a new Choir:
SCHS Treble Choir (7th period, brand new choir)- a women's choir designed for beginning Choir students, freshman and upper classmen) who are still learning to read music and building their sightreading skills. This is a non-auditioned choir; however students may need to sing for the director for voice placement purposes only. The only prerequisites are passing grades, a great attitude, and a love for singing.
Bella Vox ("beautiful voice") - (5th period, formerly Women's Chamber Choir) an elite freshman women's choir. Students are rated by their middle school choir teacher on the following criteria: vocal ability, work ethic, sightreading ability, musicianship, growth mindset, works well in a team, and positive attitude. The final decision for placement is made by the SCHS Choir Directors.
Vox Fortis ("strong voices") - (2nd period, formerly Men's Chamber Choir) a men's choir for freshman and upperclassmen. This is a non-auditioned choir; however students may need to sing for the director for voice placement purposes only. The only prerequisites are passing grades, a great attitude, and a love for singing.
Cantabile (6th period) - (no change) A highly competitive non-varsity treble choir open to students in grades 10–12. This is an auditioned choir whose prerequisites are passing grades, a great attitude, and a love for singing. Students are also expected to have an intermediate skill level in both singing technique and sight-reading ability.
Chorale (3rd period) - (no change) A varsity mixed choir open to students in grades 10–12. This is an auditioned choir whose prerequisites are passing grades, great attitude, and a love for singing. Students are also expected to have a higher skill level in both singing technique and sight-reading ability.
Colla Voce (4th period) - (no change) A specialty, smaller mixed choir that sings a variety of music, including jazz, Broadway, pop, and madrigal styles. This is an auditioned choir whose prerequisites include stage presence, sight-reading ability, strong vocal ability, passing grades, a great attitude, and a high degree of responsibility. This group requires much time and dedication from its members.
If you volunteer anywhere in the district, HISD is now requiring that all parents fill out the form on this page. It only needs to be filled out once a year, and it is designed to help keep students safe. Once you receive an email that your volunteer application is approved, please forward the email to Mrs. Robison. Thank you for your cooperation.