McHenry Middle School choir performs at Scottish Rite Cathedral
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The Illinois Music Education Association selected the McHenry Middle School Concert Choir to perform Jan. 25 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria.
The McHenry school district offers choir as a daily class along with weekly small group lessons focusing on individual vocal development and music theory. There are approximately 130 students enrolled in choir across grades six, seven and eight.
Choir is open to any student who wishes to participate. In addition to our fall and spring concerts, students enrolled in choir at McHenry Middle School also compete in IGSMA Solo Ensemble, District and State Level Competitions. Several students represent the school through annual participation in the VanderCook Middle Level Honors Chorus, ILMEA Choral Festival, Fox Valley Honors Chorus and Anima Singfest.
Students in 7th and 8th grade Concert Choir may also choose to audition for Select Choir, a 24-member honor level choir that meets for weekly rehearsals and lessons. This choir focuses on more challenging music specializing in jazz, and includes a competition at Music in the Parks along with a performance at the annual Jazz Night Concert.
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