St. Peter High School
Concert Choir, Saints Chorale, Varsity Choir
Semester 1 & 2
Mr. Scott Hermanson
934-4212 ext. 6104
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This class will study different types of vocal music as we prepare for four (4) concerts presented each year. Though the rehearsal of the selected songs; the students will study vocal techniques, ensemble skills, theory and history. They will learn to appreciate different styles of music and be able to express music appropriate for their developmental level. Students are required to attend all scheduled concerts and contest. They are also required to take individual voice lessons.
December 11 Holiday Concert (Concert Choir, Varsity Choir, Saints Chorale, Chamber Singers)
February 28 MSHSL Large Group Contest (Concert Choir, Saint’s Chorale)
March 13 Festival Concert (Concert Choir, Saints Chorale & Varsity Choir )
April 4 Solo and Ensemble Contest
May 14 Pop Concert (Concert Choir, Varsity Choir, Saints Chorale,& Chamber Singers)
June 7 Graduation (Concert Choir)
TEXTBOOK: selected choral octavos and sight singing sheets.
CLASS RULES: RESPECT! Students will show respect for themselves, other students and the instructor.
Specific rules are available in the SPHS Choir handbook.
GRADING PROCEDURE: 60% - classroom participation and coursework
20% - individual lessons & sectionals
20% - concert participation
GRADING SCALE: 93 -100 A 73-79 C
90 -92 A- 70-72 C-
87-89 B+ 67-69 D+
83 -86 B 63-66 D
80 -82 B- 60-62 D-
77 -79 C+
PERIODS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS: Periods Periods 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8 and some days before or after school
MATERIALS REQUIRED: pencil in folder at all times
MEN – Black Pants, Black socks, Black Shoes, t-shirt
WOMEN – Black closed toed shoes, nylons. (No flip flops or sandals) t-shirt