(vocal ensemble honors)
Chamber Singers is an exta, selected, small mixed performing choir of fifteen to thirty singers, that learns and performs advanced level choral music of varying styles, appropriate for the group’s size. Members are chosen from the ranks of the Concert Choir and Advanced Treble Ensemble. Chamber Singers meet during period 6, and are regularly invited to perform locally for service groups and others in the community. The group primarily consists of Juniors and Seniors, and an audition is required in order to join this group.
(vocal ensemble honors)
Advanced Treble Ensemble is a select treble voice choir that learns and performs intermediate to advanced level choral music of varying styles, appropriate for the group's size. They meet during period 5. An audition is required in order to join this group.
Concert Choir is a large, select mixed chorus that learns and performs intermediate level choral music of varying styles throughout the school year. They meet every day of the school year during 0 period. A one year commitment is required. An audition is required in order to join this group.
Black and Gold
Black and Gold singers consists of mostly freshman treble voices that learn and perform beginning to intermediate level choral music for mixed voices of varying styles in order to meet the prerequisites for the other choirs. They meet during period 3. Performances are held at Newbury Park High School.
Responsibilities of choral members and parents
Our choirs at NPHS are designed to promote the performing arts in the form of choral singing. The main areas of
study will include proper rehearsal techniques, proper singing techniques, proper performance etiquette, and
musicianship training. Professional attitude and commitment are required! Students will memorize and perform choral music requiring mature work habits. A large commitment of time and seriousness of purpose are also required as there are several performances, both locally and at overnight festivals. All performances and dress rehearsals are MANDATORY. Most performances are not on school time but frequently on evenings and weekends.
Throughout the school year, there will be many forms which must be signed, policies that must be followed, costs to be covered, and a dress code that must be adhered to. Choir is a yearlong class and students and parents should realize that responsible commitment for the entire year is expected and that budgets are calculated upon that commitment. Pledge Partner Contributions cannot be refunded if a student does not complete the year.
Students participating in other school and off campus activities including sports and music ensembles must make
choir activities their priority. The activity calendar for the following school year usually comes out in June and is posted under the Events Calendar. Please subscribe to our calendar and refer to it or the Activities page when making other commitments including spring season sports. Dates may change slightly and a few performances might be added so check the calendar page regularly.
All parents are members of the Choral Boosters and are strongly encouraged to support and participate in fundraising and other activities organized for the benefit of the choir.
The Annual Spring Choir Tour is a highlight of our program. It is an opportunity for our students to perform with other nationally top-rated high school choirs and to create long lasting memories of music making and friendship. In Spring 2018 our choirs received gold ratings at the San Diego Heritage Festival, an accomplishment of which we are so proud!
The 2022 Spring Tour will take us to the San Francisco where we will again perform with other nationally top-rated high school choirs. The Spring Tour is made possible by contributions from choir families as well as fundraising efforts by the NPHS Choral Booster Club.
Section leaders are hard-working, responsible choir students who lead not only in front but by example as well. Each vocal part has a choir leader who helps singers learn their part efficiently. If you're interested in becoming a choir leader for next year, please contact Sarge or a choir leader. Leadership interviews will be held at the end of each school year, and section leaders meet at lunch every Thursday of the school year in the choir room.