Music Courses: Choir Classes

The four different choirs (concert, chamber, junior vocal jazz, senior vocal jazz) are divided into 2 levels, with the advanced choirs containing auditioned singers who have an acceptable level of music reading skill and choral experience.

 

NWSS Vocal Jazz 2011-2012


Performing "Don't Be On the Outside" arranged by Kerry Marsh
Envisions Jazz Festival, Bell Center in Surrey BC


Performing "Send in the Clowns" by Stephen Sondheim, arranged by Darmon Meader
Envisions Jazz Festival, Bell Center in Surrey BC

 

CHOIR 8/9/10 #159/#259/353

Do you love to sing? Have you always wanted to learn more about singing, or sing with a group? Let your voice be heard! Students in this course will learn vocal technique through choral literature. This class is highly participatory. Students perform in at least one formal concert in Massey theatre. No previous singing or music experience is necessary.


CHOIR 11/12 #474 #576

Do you love to sing? Have you always wanted to learn more about singing, or sing with a group? Let your voice be heard! Students in this course will learn vocal technique through choral literature. This class is highly participatory. Students perform in at least one formal concert in Massey Theatre. No previous singing or music experience is necessary.


CHAMBER CHOIR 10, 11, 12 #355/455/555 (Advanced choir)

This is an advanced choral class that focuses on learning and performing classic choral repertoire in a variety of styles. This is for the advanced choral student, and students must have previous choral experience. Admission is by teacher recommendation only. This class is a linear Z block.


VOCAL JAZZ 9/10/11/12 #273 *

Vocal Jazz is a Z block course offered 3 mornings a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Students explore the idiom of jazz through the ensemble singing. Students will also have some opportunity to gain solo skills. Previous choral experience in an elementary choir, community children’s choir or Choir 8 is encouraged.


SENIOR CHOIR 10/11/12

This class is a non-auditioned choir that rehearses after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm. This is a graded course and attendance is essential for success. 

 

Donate to NWSS Music!

If you wish to make a donation to a particular student for the BANDATHON/CHOIRATHON, use the paypal button above to make your donation, and then send an email to sclements@sd40.bc.ca with the amount and the name of the student.  Thank you!

Much of our ability to purchase new equipment and instruments, as well as maintain repairs, is realized through donations. We appreciate any support you may be able to offer the NWSS Music department and our students.

Course Calendar

This calendar is here to relay important events to students and parents of students in the NWSS Music program. From assignments, to class trips and important meetings, this calendar will keep you up to date on all the happenings in the music program.

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Donations can come in all shapes and sizes...

We are ACCEPTING donations of all kinds, whether it be cash or cheque, or used instruments of all sorts.

Our goals are:

  • to provide good quality instruments to students who need them;
  • to provide scholarships for our students’ future studies;
  • to make our band and choir trips affordable for everyone.

Gifts large and small are very much appreciated.  We currently do not need any pianos, although excellent, high quality pianos might be useful.

Make a gift in honour of your favourite student, teacher or in memory of a loved one – or simply because you love music and the opportunity for students to learn and perform. It’s a wonderful way to support the music program which means so much to our students, their families and our community.

Leave a legacy of harmony!

For more information on the many ways you can make a gift, email Miss Proznick (kproznick@sd40.bc.ca) or Mr. Clements (sclements@sd40.bc.ca)