McMillen High School Choral Program
The secondary music program of the Plano ISD is designed to provide opportunities for each student to develop his/her creative talents in a number of ways. The ninth and tenth grade, or high school, choirs challenge the student with more varied and difficult literature than that provided in the middle schools. Students are given a broader range of music with more demanding vocal techniques and a Mixed Choir experience is offered in addition to the Treble and Tenor/Bass Choirs found at the middle school level. Participation in Concert and Sight-reading and Solo and Ensemble events continues in the High School years. All-Region Choir auditions at the high school level are the first round of auditions toward membership in the TMEA All-State Choir. In addition to a wide variety of local performance opportunities, the high school choirs may travel to an out of town performance festival, requiring an overnight stay, on alternate years.
Bel Canto: 9th and 10th grade women are assisted in developing their voices, singing in 2 and 4 part harmony, and improving their sight-reading skills.
Male Chorus: 9th and 10th grade men are assisted in developing their voices, singing in 2, 3, and 4 part harmony, and improving their sight-reading skills.
Women’s Select Choir: Auditioned group of women with an advanced vocal ability and sight-reading skills. They will be singing in 3 and 4 part harmony.
Chorale: Auditioned group of men and women with an advanced vocal ability and sight-reading skills. They will be singing in 4 to 8 part harmony.
Mane Attraction: Auditioned ensemble of men and women that meets outside the school day. They perform at various events throughout the school and community.
Spotlight: Auditioned ensemble of women that meets outside the school day. They perform at various events throughout the school and community..
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All choir students are expected to attend both before- and after-school rehearsals and concerts at various times during the school year. (Events are on the calendar and/or notice will be given in advance.) Students are also expected to consistently maintain eligibility by passing all classes with a 70 or higher throughout the year and held to the highest expectations in regard to conduct. These expectations are important as all choirs will be participating in contest. At times the choirs will combine their voices with other groups during performances.
*Students in choir are highly encouraged to enroll in private voice lessons offered through the school by a professional voice faculty. Private voice lessons are available during all class periods and before and after school.