About Bryan High Choir

Learn about Bryan High Choir

Mission Statement

The Bryan High School Choir Department is devoted to developing a love for music, primarily through the art of choral singing, in the lives of its students and in the community.

The Choirs

Chorale
Chorale is Bryan High's top ensemble. It is made up of Advanced Sophomore, Advanced Junior, & Advanced Senior students. Placement into this group requires an audition and director approval.
Viking Singers Choirs
The Viking Singers Choirs are made up of Advanced Freshman, Intermediate Sophomore, Intermediate Junior, & Intermediate Senior students. Placement into this group requires an audition and director approval.
Concert Choirs
The Concert Choirs are made up of Intermediate Freshman, Intermediate Sophomore, Beginner Junior, & Beginner Senior students. Placement into this group requires an audition and director approval.
Junior Varsity
The Junior Varsity choir is an all girls choir with students from all grade levels. The purpose of this class is to prepare its students for placement in the Varsity Choirs. Placement into this group requires director approval.
Vocal Legacy
This vocal ensemble is a select group of students from Chorale. It is made up of primarily Junior and Senior level students. Placement into this group requires an audition and director approval.

The Officers

Congratulations to your officers for the 2014-2015 school year.
Officers
  • President – Douglas Edge
  • Vice President – Addie Henry
  • Officer – Robert Badgett
  • Officer – Maggie Derickson
  • Officer - Alyssa Kethley
  • Officer - Chris Magby
  • Officer - Robert Morgan
  • Officer - Cristina Thomas
  • Officer - Rachel Ullmann
  • Officer - Aaron Wunneburger
Section Leaders
  • Soprano – Lilly Chilek
  • Alto – Robyn Tarver
  • Tenor – Andrew Ballard
  • Bass – Mark Reyes

How do I join choir?

Auditions are held at the end of each school year and include testing of your vocal range, singing "Silent Night" or a song familiar to you in several keys, and sight-reading an eight measure phrase. If you would like to schedule an audition time, call the choir room to make an appointment at 979-209-2626.

Grading Policy

All required activities and classroom work are graded. A minimum of 13 grades are given each six weeks. All grades are considered major or daily grades.

Class Schedule

  • 1st period – Viking Singer Men & Women
  • 2nd period - Concert Women
  • 3rd period - Concert Men/Vocal Legacy
  • 4th period - Planning/Travel
  • 5th period - Chorale
  • 6th period - JV Girls
  • 7th period - Planning/Travel

Class Tutorials

Tutorials are available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 7:30am - 8:00am & 3:45pm - 4:15pm. Students may also make appointments for hours not listed above.

Overview of Course

Choir is a performance-oriented class dealing with choral, ensemble, and solo literature. Students learn the use of the voice as an instrument in addition to building fundamental music skills through rehearsal and performance of this literature. They study music from many cultures, styles, and historical periods in the roles of both listener and performer.

Major Events

  • Just Short Concert
  • Feast of Carols
  • Broadway Musical
  • New York Trip
  • UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest
  • UIL Concert & Sightreading
  • Region/Area/State Auditions
  • UIL Concert
  • Showstoppers
  • State Solo/Ensemble Contest