Choir

  • About

    The Johnson Choral Department consists of a diverse group of ensembles that perform a variety of choral literature.  In addition to ensemble participation, students have the opportunity and are strongly encouraged or required to represent the choir with participation in U.I.L. Solo and Ensemble, All-Region, Area, and All-State competitions.

     

    Choirs

    The placement of each student in a specific choir is decided by Mrs. Brown and Ms. Hester.  The specific choir placement will be based on musicianship, attitude, behavior, and eligibility.

    Johnson offers a variety of classes to suit the needs of the students involved.

    • Armonia (harmony) is an all female ensemble for beginning singers in grades 9-12.
    • Melodia (melody) is an all female ensemble for 9th grade singers who sang in choir in middle school. This choir participates in TMEA and UIL competitions.
    • Fortis (strong) is an all male ensemble for beginning & intermediate singers in grades 9-12.  
    • Bella Voce (beautiful voice) is an all female ensemble for advanced singers in grades 10-12.  Membership is based on audition. This choir participates in TMEA and UIL competitions.
    • Cantare (to sing) is the varsity mixed ensemble for advanced singers.  Membership is based on audition. This choir participates in TMEA and UIL competitions.
    • Dolce Sirena (sweet sirens) is the varsity women’s choir. Membership in this ensemble is required of all women in Cantare and rehearsals are held outside of the school day.  This ensemble participates in TMEA and UIL competitions.
    • Voci (voices) is the varsity men’s choir. Membership in this ensemble is required of all men in Cantare and rehearsals are held outside of the school day.  This ensemble participates in TMEA and UIL competitions.
    • Encore is a mixed jazz/pop ensemble.  Membership is based on audition and students must also be enrolled in a regular choir class.  This group has many outside performances.
    • Ovation is a female jazz/pop ensemble.  Membership is based on audition and students must also be enrolled in a regular choir class.  This group has many outside performances.
  • Cantare, the Varsity Mixed Choir, performs at the Tobin Center in December of 2018. Johnson High School Choir was invited to perform by the San Antonio Chamber Choir and their director, Rick Bjella.

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