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     Choir

    Groups:

    • Concert Choir – The HHS Concert Choir is a non-auditioned SATB ensemble made exclusively out of students at Hudson High School in grades 9-12. 

    This choir is meant for students of all ages to get experience in singing with all four voice parts; soprano, alto, tenor, & bass, and a time when upper and lower classmen can work together through classic repertoire to let young singers succeed. Students should expect to sing in a variety of languages, such as; English, German, Latin, etc. Solfege is an integral tool that will be used extensively to teach students how to read music. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of solfege throughout the course of the year.

    • Women’s Choir – The HHS Women's Choir is an ensemble made exclusively out of the ladies at Hudson High School in grades 9-12.

    This choir is meant for young ladies to explore and learn more about their own voice as they go through a voice change through classic female repertoire meant to let young singers succeed. Students should expect to sing in a variety of languages, such as; English, German, Latin, etc. Solfege is an integral tool that will be used extensively to teach students how to read music. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of solfege throughout the course of the year.

    • Men’s Choir – The HHS Men's Choir is an ensemble made exclusively out of the gentlemen at Hudson High School in grades 9-12.

    This choir is meant for young men to explore and learn more about their own voice as they go through a voice change through classic male repertoire meant to let young singers succeed. Students should expect to sing in a variety of languages, such as; English, German, Latin, etc. Solfege is an integral tool that will be used extensively to teach students how to read music. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of solfege throughout the course of the year.

    • Chamber Choir – The HHS Chamber Choir is the flagship SATB choir at Hudson High School.

    Chamber Choir is an auditioned SATB group that is made up of students in grades 9-12. Auditions are held after the third concert of the year, normally around the end of February, or the beginning of March. All students in choir are put through a vocal assessment, at which time, students interested in auditioning for Chamber will receive a higher difficulty of assessing. Students interested in Chamber need to have been members of the HHS Choral Program for at least one (1) year, unless invited to audition by the director. Students interested in chamber will be assessed on the following qualities:

     - Vocal Range & Ability:  i.e. clarity of tone, maturity of sound, etc.

    - Sight-reading ability

    - Aural Training

    - Part Independence

    - Attitude & Effort

    Students who earn a spot in Chamber Choir should expect to be pushed to their full choral potential. Chamber Choir performs Class AA and Class A OMEA pieces throughout the course of the school year in multiple languages.  Languages that will be sung in Chamber Choir include: English, Latin, Italian, German, Russian, Haitian, etc.  Solfege is a key tool to help students learn how to sight-read music in this group, and every group at HHS.

    • Vocal Impact – Vocal Impact is an extracurricular show choir that consist of students in grades 9-12.

    Vocal Impact combines singing and dancing in its most unique form. Students in Vocal Impact are dedicated students that attend two, 2 hour rehearsals every week. The group is lead by Mr. Jacob Moore, music director, and Mr. Brian Rodabaugh, choreographer. Mr. Moore and Mr. Rodabaugh hold the group to a very high standard, which is met each time the group walks through the doors. Vocal Impact sings a variety of music ranging from old classics to modern pop, and everything in between. Students will be challenged to become better musicians each and every day.

    Vocal Impact performs at all four of the choir concerts throughout the year, as well as through the Hudson community and the Northeast Ohio community at large. This year they have been invited to and will perform at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Show Choir Festival, the Walsh Jesuit Great Lakes Show Choir Competition, and will host their own Vocal Impact Invitational on Friday January 19th, 2018.

    The audition to earn a spot in Vocal Impact is a three day process. Students interested in auditioning for Vocal Impact should prepare the following.

    Day 1: Vocal Auditions

    - Students may choose any song that they would like to audition in front of Mr. Moore & Mr. Rodabaugh.  There are no limits on what song a student may sing. The only requirement is that it must show off your voice in the span of thirty seconds to one minute.  

    Day 2: Dancing Auditions

    - On Day 2, Mr. Rodabaugh will lead the group through a dance. After the dance is learned, students will perform it twice in groups of 6 or 7 students, to be judged by Mr. Moore & Rodabaugh. Students are encouraged to bring a pair of comfortable shoes to dance in. Should you make it into the group, ladies will be required to purchase a pair of character shoes, and gentlemen a pair of black loafers. Students should dress comfortably.

    Day 3: Callbacks

    - On the morning of day 3, a callback list will be posted outside the choir room, D100, with a callback list. These students will return for one more day of auditions, that includes learning a song, and the dance that accompanies it. We've heard you sing, we've seen you dance, now we need to see if you can do them both at the same time. Students whose names do not appear on the callback list are not being considered for the group.

    The final list is posted after the group has been decided. This process can take as little as a day, and as long as a weekend to complete.

    Any further questions about Vocal Impact can be directed to Mr. Jacob Moore at moorej@hudson.k12.oh.us.

    Grading Policy:

    Choir ​is ​a ​performance-based ​class. ​Students ​earn ​grades ​by ​performing ​in ​rehearsals ​as ​well as ​concerts. ​Students ​will ​earn ​grades ​in ​the ​following ​areas:

    • Daily ​Participation: ​Attendance, ​Preparation, ​Behavior ​- ​20%
    • Written ​Assignments: ​Worksheets, ​Concert ​Reviews, ​Research, ​Translations ​- ​30%
    • Performance ​Participation: ​Concert/Performance ​Attendance, ​Preparation, ​Behavior ​- 50%

    Letter ​grades ​will ​be ​assigned ​according ​to ​the ​scale ​adopted ​by ​the ​school ​district. Students ​and ​parents ​may ​inquire ​at ​any ​time ​about ​the ​status ​of ​a ​participation ​grade ​for ​the students ​by ​logging ​into ​Sunguard. ​Repeated ​behavior ​infractions ​will ​result ​in ​a ​conference with ​the ​student ​and/or ​parents/guardian ​and ​a ​phone ​call ​home, ​with ​an ​office ​referral ​if behavior ​continues.

    *Please ​note: ​Students ​may ​be ​videotaped ​and/or ​audio-taped ​in ​class ​and ​in ​performance ​for teaching, ​evaluating, ​and ​publicity ​purposes.

    Concert Dress:

    All ​students ​are ​responsible ​for ​concert ​attire ​when ​it ​is ​in ​their ​possession. ​Students ​will ​be assigned ​a ​choir ​outfit ​to ​use ​throughout ​the ​school ​year. ​Gentlemen ​will ​be ​given ​a ​tuxedo ensemble, ​while ​Ladies ​will ​be ​given ​a ​dress; ​each ​with ​a ​garment ​bag. ​It ​is ​the ​student’s responsibility ​to ​ensure ​that ​school-owned ​attire ​is ​returned ​safely ​at ​the ​end ​of ​the ​year. ​That means ​that ​students ​will ​be ​responsible ​for ​taking ​their ​outfits ​to ​and ​from ​performances. ​Lost, stolen, ​or ​costs ​associated ​with ​damaged ​school ​property ​is ​the ​responsibility ​of ​the ​student.

    Women’s ​Concert ​Attire:

    • Marlesa ​Dress ​(Provided ​to ​Student)
    • BLACK ​Shoes ​(may ​be ​heels ​or ​flats, ​preferably ​flats)
    • NO ​TENNIS ​SHOES
    • Minimalistic ​jewelry ​(ie. ​stud ​earrings, ​simple ​chain ​necklace)
    • Hair ​pulled ​back ​from ​face

    Men’s ​Concert ​Attire:

    • Tuxedo ​Ensemble ​(Provided ​to ​Student) ​- ​Includes: ​Tux ​pants, ​jacket, ​shirt, ​cumberbund, ​& ​bow ​tie
    • BLACK ​DRESS ​SHOES
    • NO ​TENNIS ​SHOES
    • Minimalistic ​jewelry ​(ie. ​stud ​earrings, ​simple ​chain ​necklace)
    • Hair ​pulled ​back ​from ​face

    Students ​will ​be ​asked ​to ​pay ​a ​$20.00 ​rental ​fee ​to ​be ​paid ​during ​uniform ​fitting ​day, or ​sometime ​throughout ​the ​first ​few ​weeks ​of ​school. ​Cash ​or ​check ​is ​acceptable. ​Checks should ​be ​made ​payable ​to ​HHSMA ​(Hudson ​High ​School ​Music ​Association). ​Fee ​is ​NOT ​able to ​be ​paid ​online. ​Money ​will ​be ​collected ​by ​Mr. ​Moore.