Middle School Ensembles

Choral Ensembles

MastersSingers is a mixed choir, singing a wide range of repertoire. The ensmemble meets on Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:45pm, year-long. Performances include the Middle School Winter Concert, All-School Spring Choral Concert, Talent Shows, Morning Meetings, and  Admission Events.

Preludes is a musical theatre ensemble experience that includes vocal coaching, choreography, and blocking. The experience culminates in a workshop performance at the end of the Fall trimester. The ensemble rehearse Mondays & Fridays, 3:30–4:45pm, during the fall trimester only, plus two half-day workshops coordinated with early dismissals. Performances include the Middle School Admission Open House in November, and two culminating performances in the afternoon and evening of a Friday in early November.

Classical Ensemble

Orchestra is the classical instrumental ensemble for winds, brass, strings, and percussion that introduces rehearsal and ensemble techniques as well as good practice habits. The ensemble meets Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 pm year-long. Performances include the Middle School Winter Concert and School-Wide Spring Instrumental Music Concert.

Jazz & Rock Ensembles

Jazz Ensemble is an introductory level Jazz ensemble, focusing on building skills in an ensemble setting, with an emphasis on listening and developing the “swing” feel. The ensemble meets on Mondays, 3:30–4:45pm, year-long. Performances include the Middle School Winter Concert and All-School Spring Jazz Concert.

Masters of Rock is made up of three rock bands (each meeting on a different day of the week) that introduce rehearsal and ensemble techniques as well as good practice habits. Student are assigned to an ensembles which meets Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday, 3:30-4:45pm, year-long. Performances are held annually in June in the Middle School Doc Wilson Hall.

BOOM! is an exploration of percussion in a variety of styles and contexts. This ensemble has a limited number of spaces due to equipment restrictions, and meets Fridays, 3:30–4:45pm, year-long. Performances include Talent Shows, Showcase, Morning Meeting, and the Winter Concert.