STOH CHOIR



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6th Grade Choir

6th Grade Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble of primarily treble voices under the direction of Mrs. Mocabee. The class is typically divided into two sections meeting during 4th period and 7th period. The 6th grade choir will begin singing 2 and 3 part literature in both English and foreign language, learn the basics of solfege and rhythmic sight reading, and perform at four concerts during the school year and is invited to participate in ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest.

7/8th Grade Choir

7/8th Grade Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble of treble and baritone voices under the direction of Mrs. Mocabee and Mr. Markley. The choir is typically divided into two separate periods, with about half of the students in 6th or 7th period. They meet in either Mrs. Mocabee’s room or the High School Choir Room. The 7/8th grade choir will sing primarily three-part literature and perform at four concerts during the school year and participate in ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest. They are additionally invited to participate in IMEA’s Circle the State with Song as well as Music in the Parks.

HS Beginning Mixed Chorus

Beginning Mixed Chorus is non-auditioned and is a mixed group of treble and bass voices. The course is comprised of all levels of students (beginning, intermediate and advanced) as well as all grade levels. All choirs are credited classes and follow the Indiana Academic Standards on Music. Each choir student receives credit toward elective work for their diplomas or fine arts credit toward Core 40 or Academic Honors Diplomas. Beginning Mixed Chorus sings primarily SAB literature in English and foreign languages and learns to read music using sol-fege. This course can be used as part of the graduation pathway now required for graduation. They perform at four concerts per year and participate in ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest.

Advanced Girls Choir

Advanced Girls Choir is an auditioned ensemble of treble voices. It typically meets during one class period but on occasion is divided into two sections. The course is comprised of all levels of students (beginning, intermediate and advanced) as well as all grade levels. All choirs are credited classes and follow the Indiana Academic Standards on Music. Each choir student receives credit toward elective work for their diplomas or fine arts credit toward Core 40 or Academic Honors Diplomas. Advanced Girls Choir sings primarily SSA literature in English and foreign languages and learns to read music using sol-fege. This course can be used as part of the graduation pathway now required for graduation. They perform at four concerts per year and participate in ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest. Every other year they also are invited to travel to Walt Disney World to participate in Disney's Performing Arts Programs.

Varsity Choir

Varsity Choir is an auditioned ensemble of mixed voices of our top students. It typically meets during one class period but on occasion is divided into two sections. The course is comprised of all levels of students (beginning, intermediate and advanced) as well as all grade levels. All choirs are credited classes and follow the Indiana Academic Standards on Music. Each choir student receives credit toward elective work for their diplomas or fine arts credit toward Core 40 or Academic Honors Diplomas. Varsity Choir sings primarily SATB literature in English and foreign languages and learns to read music using sol-fege. This course can be used as part of the graduation pathway now required for graduation. They perform at four concerts per year and participate in ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest. Every other year they also are invited to travel to Walt Disney World to participate in Disney's Performing Arts Programs. In recent years they have also perform at the Northwest Indiana Choral Festival, Service of Lessons and Carols (picture above), as well as other community events.

Extra-Curricular Ensembles

The Madrigal Choir is an auditioned after school ensemble of treble and bass voices. They perform at the bi-annual Madrigal Feaste. They dress in period costumes and sing primarily classical holiday music.


The ReMarkables is an auditioned after school ensemble of treble voices. The ensemble is kept small. This group performs at community events and school programs and events including the Madrigal Feaste, Veteran's Day programs, and ISSMA.


The Disney Choir is comprised of students in Advanced Girls Choir and Varsity Choir who elect to participate in Disney Performing Arts programs over Spring Break. We travel every other year. The Disney Choir rehearses after school twice a week during the first part of the second semester.