> High School Choir
The High School Chorale is for all levels of singers in this full year program. This one choir contains beginning, intermediate and advanced choir members (Choir I - IVH). Every student will learn about developing healthy vocal technique through daily group vocal instruction, music notation and performance technique, rehearsal and concert etiquette. Chorale performs music in several different languages and many different styles spanning the array of musical eras in history.
Chorale attends the TPSMEA or TAPPS Concert & Sightreading Contest in the Spring, as well students are encouraged and supported through various auditions and contests as individuals and small ensembles. Several students have placed membership over the years in the renowned TPSMEA All-State and All-Region Choirs.
At Northland, a very heavy focus is placed on devoting our knowledge, skills and talents back to the Lord, for He is the One who gave them to us to steward. Through weekly worship time in our choir class in addition to the worship time allotted during the weekly Student Chapel, students are able to lay aside all cares for a few minutes and devote our voices in unison and as an offering of praise and worship back to our Creator.
The Vocal Point ensemble is the auditioned group of students (an average of 12-16 students, selected from the HS Chorale) that meet before school. This group performs pieces of music that are better suited for smaller ensembles. Most of the music performed by this group is an array of vocal jazz, contemporary pop songs, and other genres. Vocal Point performs at all concerts, as well as smaller community venues throughout the year. They also perform at the TPSMEA Choir Contest in the spring.
Students have extra opportunities through a number of different organizations to audition for and compete in different vocal contests and performances. These include, but are not limited to Solo & Ensemble, All-Region and All-State Choir, the fall musical (see Theatre Productions), singing the national anthem at professional and local games and events. Resources are also available to direct students to private vocal coaching during the summer and school year to further hone their individual skills.