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Choir
 
The Choral Music Program at San Jacinto Valley Academy provides students with the opportunity to sing and work within an ensemble, employ deeper vocal exploration, and explore a wide variety of cultures and time periods through performance and study. The program contributes to the achievement of Expected School-Wide Learning Results while promoting International Baccalaureate values.
 
Mission Statement
 
SJVA’s Choral Department seeks to provide students of all ages and experience levels with an opportunity to enrich their musical skills in a rigorous and supportive environment. Students in the program will learn a variety of musical selections, gain musicianship skills and improve their vocal technique. We culminate each semester of singing with a variety of performances for families and friends.
 
 

After School Elementary Choir


2nd & 3rd Grade Choir
Meets Tuesdays TBD
For any students that love to sing, the choir program starts early in educating students on healthy vocal technique and musicianship skills.  In choir, we focus on creating a beautiful sound together and enjoying the process of music making.  We use movement, games and activities to encourage learning.  This group rehearses and performs once per semester at SJVA as well as participating in field trips to visit other choirs. 
 
4th & 5th Grade (Also open to Middle School) ChoirMeets
Fridays TBD
This choir is a continuation in educating students on healthy vocal technique and musicianship skills.  This choir typically focuses on some harder music, often including songs with harmonies and more challenging rhythms. We use movement, games and activities to encourage learning.  This group rehearses and performs once per semester at SJVA as well as participating in field trips to visit other choirs.  Past field trips have included: Visiting the South Bay Children’s Choir in Los Angeles and visiting and performing with the Redlands Youth Choir at the University of Redlands.  
 
 
Links to Past Performances (Elementary):
 
 
Middle & High School Choir
6th Grade Choir:

6th grade choir rehearses daily as part of the regular school day. This course meets elective course requirements. Students will be introduced to basic music theory, musicianship, a variety of choral literature, healthy vocal technique, and performance opportunities. SJVA’s choir classes are choral ensembles that focus on the development of comprehensive choral musicianship through performance experience. This ensemble performs multiple times throughout the year.This group has several performances throughout the school year. They perform twice per semester at SJVA and participate in field trips/community performance opportunities. Performances include: fall concert, winter concert, SJVA’s Annual harvest festival, Community awards ceremonies, spring concert, end of the year concert, 8th grade graduation, high school graduation, etc. Past field trips have included: Camelot Assisted Living, Brookdale Assisted Living Community, Hemet Senior Center, Knott’s Berry Farm Performance in the Park.


7th/8th Choir:
7th/8th grade choir rehearses daily as part of the regular school day. This course meets elective course requirements. Students will be introduced to basic music theory, musicianship, a variety of choral literature, healthy vocal technique, and performance opportunities. SJVA’s choir classes are choral ensembles that focus on the development of comprehensive choral musicianship through performance experience. This ensemble performs multiple times throughout the year. This group has several performances throughout the school year. They perform twice per semester at SJVA and participate in field trips/community performance opportunities. Performances include: fall concert, winter concert, SJVA’s Annual harvest festival, Community awards ceremonies, spring concert, end of the year concert, 8th grade graduation, high school graduation, etc. Past field trips have included: Disneyland, Camelot Assisted Living, Brookdale Assisted Living Community, Hemet Senior Center, Knott’s Berry Farm Performance in the Park.
 

High School Choir 1
High School Choir 1 rehearses daily as part of the regular school day during 3rd period. Room # TBD. This course meets elective course A-G requirements. Students in High School Choir 1 will be introduced to basic music theory, a variety of choral literature, proper vocal technique, and performance opportunities. It is encouraged that students stay in choir throughout both middle and high school. Students will be introduced to harder repertoire at the high school level, including music that gets into 3 part harmony and compound meter. SJVA’s choir classes are choral ensembles that focus on the development of comprehensive choral musicianship through performance experience. This ensemble performs multiple times throughout the year. Past field trips have included: Disneyland, Camelot Assisted Living, Brookdale Assisted Living Community, Hemet Senior Center, Knott’s Berry Farm Performance in the Park.
 

High School Choir 2:
High School Choir 2 rehearses daily as part of the regular school day during 0 period. Room # TBD. This course is an additonal elective course offered during 0 period. High School Choir 2, known as SJVA's Wolf Pack Choir, is an award-winning group that has traveled and competed in Choir Festival Competitions. The Wolf Pack Choir has taken 1st place, Gold-Superior Rankings at the Heritage Festivals through WorldStrides. Festival Locations have been at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, and the 2020-2021 teravel location will be San Francisco, CA!

 

Students in High School Choir 2 will be introduced to intermediate music theory, a variety of choral literature, proper vocal technique, and performance opportunities. It is encouraged that students stay in choir throughout both middle and high school. Students will be introduced to harder repertoire at the high school level, including music that gets into 3 part harmony, compound meter and various modes. SJVA’s choir classes are choral ensembles that focus on the development of comprehensive choral musicianship through performance experience. This ensemble performs multiple times throughout the year.

Links to Past Performance (Middle & High School):