The History of Bush MS Choir
The Bush Choir department has grown immensely since its inaugural year. With an average membership of 280 students, the Bush Choral program has become one of the largest middle school choir in San Antonio and the surrounding area. In just 22 years, the Bush Choir Department has earned 80 UIL sweepstakes and numerous "Best in Class" and "Best in Show" awards at contests throughout Texas.
For 22 consecutive years, this organization has had the most students chosen to participate in the Region 12 Honor Choir. Likewise, many Bush choir members make the Texas Choral Director's Association All-State middle school honor choir.
The Mixed Choir had the privilege of performing for Mrs. Barbara Bush and President George W. Bush at the school's dedication ceremony.
Additionally, the Bush Treble Choir was one of three middle school choirs in Texas which was selected to perform at the 2005 Texas Music Educator's Convention. More recently, the Advanced Tenor Bass Choir, formally known as The Gentlemen of Bush, were selected as one of two men's choir in the state to perform at the 2015 TMEA Convention.
Members of the choir program compete in Dallas every year, where both the Tenor-Bass and Treble choirs earn superior ratings and Outstanding Performance honors. Additionally, in 2019, the Treble choir was awarded "Best In Festival". Congratulations to those students!
In 2018, the Advanced Tenor Bass choir was also selected to represent the middle school category for the first "Boys to Men" festival hosted at the Tobin Center by the Children's Chorus of San Antonio.
The Bush choirs have also sung numerous times with the San Antonio symphony and Ballet San Antonio during their Nutcracker performances, been shown on Fox News during the holiday season, asked to perform for many NEISD functions, such as the NEEF gala and teacher convocations, and frequently is asked to be a demonstration choir during the Texas Music Educator's Association conventions.