Welcome to the Wharton HS Choirs!
As a member of the Wharton High School Choir you are expected to be a credit to your choir, your school, and your community.
Please find in the following pages information about our Choir and rules and regulations. You are responsible for the information provided, so make sure you read it along with you student.
A signature page is included at the end, along with a Booster Club registration form and Field Trip permission slip. Please return all three along with the supplies by Friday, September 2nd.
The members of the choir are ambassadors of the school it represents. Therefore, each and every choir member is expected to exemplify excellent behavior both at school and away from school, during rehearsals/class, in concerts and on trips.
Grades are based on:
written and oral tests of singing and music reading skills,
attendance at required performances and practices,
Each required performance is a major part of the grading period in which it is performed. Required performances and rehearsals are notated in the Wharton HS Choir Calendar. Some before and/or after school rehearsals will occur in order to properly prepare for auditions for UIL District and Region auditions, school performances, and UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. Any additional events will be announced in class and a note will be sent home.
Fundraisers are essential to help our Choir with necessities and some fun stuff too. All students are expected to participate in the fundraisers as much as possible…and lots of parents are needed too!
Dates for fundraisers will be on the Choir calendar or a note will be sent home with details and dates. Thanks for your help!!!
All students will need to purchase a choir polo and have black dress pants and will be responsible for it. Complete uniforms must be worn to all performances.
Shoes must be approved by Mr. Cappa. All shoes must have a back. No flip-flops.
Ladies: Black, 1-inch heel pumps
Men: Black dress shoes with black socks
Jewelry: No necklaces, watches, bracelets, or long earrings. Stud earrings only with one normal-sized ring.
Hair: Neatly combed, not distracting. No bows.
Varsity Choir will also be responsible for the formal choir outfit for UIL Large Group Contest:
Choir students participate in several contests throughout the year. I highly encourage everyone to attend auditions.
All-State - The All-State process begins early in the school year. The process for both girls and boys starts with Region Choir Auditions eventually ending at Area auditions and possibly a place in the TMEA All-State Choir which will perform in San Antonio in February.
Solo & Ensemble - This contest in February has students sing solos and/or ensembles from a prescribed list in front of a judge. Students who receive a Superior rating are awarded medals. Students receiving a Superior Rating on a Class 1 solo will move on to State Solo & Ensemble in May.
Students are able to earn Choir Letter Jackets in several ways:
1. Be a member of Choir for 3 years or 6 semesters. (passing)
2. Participate in 2 District Auditions and 2 Solo & Ensemble contests
3. Be an All-State Choir member
4. Qualify for State Solo & Ensemble
Letter Jackets are ordered in March only. Choir will purchase the jacket and letter. All other patches are your responsibility.
Wharton HS Choir is very fortunate to be a part of the Performing Arts Booster Club. All Choir parents are expected to join the Booster Club, attend its meetings and assist with the concession stand at JV and Varsity Football games.
The PABC awards scholarships to Seniors, sends our students to Choir Camp and much more! In order to be eligible for a scholarship, parents must help out at the games and other fundraisers.
Performing Arts Booster Club meetings are the 2nd Monday of every Month. A registration form is attached.
Please sign up to help at the Concession Stands.
Wharton ISD will provide exceptional instruction to every student, every day, with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.
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