Join Choir 2023-24
There is a place for every person in our choir program. Whether you are very experienced, or just starting out as a vocalist, we have a spot for you to grow in.
Don't forget to reserve the dates for Choir Camp!
Our two open choirs do NOT require an audition or any previous experience. Simply register for Chorus (treble voices) or Baritone Choir (tenor/bass voices) and come learn to sing with confidence, harmonize, read music and perform like a pro. Please also email Mrs. Encina so that she can be in touch with you over the summer!
Rookie Registration 7/18, 2:00-5:30pm
Choir Camp 7/21, 2pm-6pm
Parent Night 7/21, 6-8pm
Chorus - "Encore" - is a Treble Choir, which means all the singers are sopranos and altos. If you're not sure whether you're a soprano or alto, you can ask Mrs. Encina to help you find your voice part. Currently period 2.
Baritone Choir - "Meistersingers" is made up of tenors and basses. If you're not sure whether you're a tenor or bass, you can ask Mrs. Encina to help you find your voice part. Currently period 3.
Encore Treble Choir
Meistersingers Baritone Choir
We have two auditioned Class choirs, which meet during the school day, and one auditioned a cappella ensemble, which meets after school. Auditions for these groups will take place in May. To schedule an audition, email Mrs. Encina at email@example.com. You can register with your counselor using the underlined course titles below - after auditions, students will be moved into the appropriate class.
7/18-19, 9am-2pm Student Staff Only
7/18, 2pm-5:30pm Rookie Registration
7/20, 9-11am Serenata, 12-2pm Chambers, 2-4pm Bear Vocies
7/21, 2-6pm Choir Camp, 6-8pm Parent Night
Treble Choir - "Serenata" is our Advanced Treble Choir. Students who audition in typically have one or more years experience singing in choirs, or musical theatre productions, voice lessons or play an instrument. Currently 1st period.
Chamber Singers is our Advanced Mixed Choir. Students who audition in typically have one or more years experience singing in choirs, or musical theatre productions, voice lessons or play an instrument. Currently 5th period.
Bear Voices is not a class, but meets outside of school hours (currently Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings). It is a contemporary a cappella and vocal jazz ensemble, which performs mostly pop music, jazz and barbershop. Students who audition typically have been singing with the LOHS Choirs for at least one year.
Serenata Advanced Treble
Chamber Singers Adv. Mixed
How to Audition
If you'd like to audition for an advanced choir, the first step is to email Mrs. Encina at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an in-person meeting the first week of May. At that point, you can either send in a 30-45 second video of you singing any piece of music (any genre), or you can plan to sing it in person in May.
In person audition: Mrs. Encina will take you through some vocal warmups to hear your range and understand where your voice sits comfortably.
Next, you'll do tonal memory - Mrs. Encina will play a short series of pitches and ask you to sing it back. This tests how quickly you're able to learn passages of music by ear.
Next, you'll do some sight reading. Mrs. Encina never expects a student to sing the sigh reading exercise 100% perfectly. The purpose of this part of the audition is to understand how much experience you have reading music. If you don't have any experience, don't be discouraged! You'll learn how to do this in any of our four class choirs!