Choir, or singing in a group, is an aspect of the Elementary K-5 Music Curriculum. Students will learn the fundamentals of correct singing, experience singing in unison, rounds, and two-part singing as well as the performance techniques of singing in a large ensemble. Performance practices will include stage presence, exposure to various genres of music, music theory, small group solo singing, and vocal technique. Elementary music students will experience grade level performances which will include large ensemble singing, instruments, drama, and movement. Grade level performances will be held outside the classroom in public performance.
Sounds of the Sky Elementary School Choir Club
Sounds of the Sky Elementary Choir is an after school choir open to all 3rd-5th grade students. No audition is required for membership. SOS Elementary Choir meets after school on Thursdays from 3:45-4:50pm. There are 2 semesters of choir – Fall and Spring. Fall Choir will run from late August-December; Spring Choir will run from February-May. Students can register for Fall and/or Spring Choir.
Registration links can be found on the Clubs and Camps website page when choir registration is open. Students need to fill out the online choir contract form, online activity waiver form, and pay the $25 activity fee on MySchoolBucks. The $25 fee covers a t-shirt, folders, materials, and music. Please contact Mrs. Jill Gildehaus at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding registration.
Performances and opportunities of choir include:
- Veteran’s Day Assembly performance
- Highlands Ranch Hometown Holiday performance in December
- Auditioned participation in Colorado Elementary All State Choir. The concert is held at the State Music Teacher Convention at the Broadmoor Hotel in January.
- District Honor Choir participation – selected by Mrs. Gildehaus in the Spring
- All School Choir Concerts – performances with the Middle School and High School Choirs at SVA Community performances
- Elementary School Assembly performances
- Colorado Rockies Choir Day
Pictured above: Members of the SOS Elementary Choir as well as the members of the Colorado All State Choir.
Middle and High School Choir
The choir focuses on the fundamentals/intermediate skills of high school choral singing and includes two, three and four-part singing of various genres, as well as music theory, ear-training, and vocal technique. Public performances outside of class are a part of this course. Attendance/participation is required.
Pictured above: 2018 Choir at Disneyland Performances and the HS Choir at the SkyView All School Spring Choir Performance.