A Capella Choir, Bel Canto Choir, Laker & Treble Choirs, Windjammers
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Lake Oswego High School Choirs is an organization based upon pride, achievement, and unity. The choirs serve the community and perform a wide variety of music, with special focus on each individual musician and his or her musical growth. The department focuses on nurturing young musicians in mind, body, spirit, and voice. Email: Zachary Schwalbach firstname.lastname@example.org
Laker Choir is a non-auditioned group for boys in grades 9-12. This course emphasizes development of vocal skills, sight singing, musicianship, performance and the fun of singing in an ensemble. This group will perform in all LOHS choir concerts. Students may repeat this course for credit.
Treble Choir is a non-auditioned group for girls in grades 9-10. This course emphasizes development of core skills, sight singing, musicianship, performance and the fun of singing in an ensemble. This group will perform in all LOHS choir concerts and may join forces with the Laker Choir for concerts. Students may repeat this course for credit.
A Capella Choir
This advanced choral group is open by audition to students grades 10 and 12. The choir will perform choral music of all styles and periods. Basics in breath support and general tone production will be reviewed, with emphasis placed on refining the vocal sound and professionalism in a choral performance setting. A Cappella choir will participate in all LOHS choir concerts and in the Three Rivers League Festival each April. This group will participate in the State Choral Championships in May if they qualify. Performance tours to other locales may occur biannually. Class may be repeated for credit.
Bel Canto Choir
This choral group is open by audition to girls in grades 10-12 who are serious about music and want to enjoy the experience of singing and performing with a select all-girls group. A wide range of choral literature will be studied and performed. Emphasis will be placed on the continued development of singing skills and musicianship as well as stage presence and professionalism. This choir will perform in all LOHS choir concerts and throughout the metro area during the year. Bel Canto Choir may also participate in Choral Festivals/Contests as available. Class may be repeated for credit.
This choir is a select vocal ensemble. The choir will perform extensively throughout the year in the metro area as well as in all LOHS choir concerts. They will also present an annual Variety Show. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on professionalism and esprit de corps. Auditions for the group are held in the spring. All Windjammers are required to dual enroll in A Cappella choir as they will perform with that group at concerts. Class may be repeated for credit.