The Five Pillars of Choral Music at Kimberly High School
A SEQUENTIAL CURRICULUM
The lives of choir students are enriched through exposure to literature of great composers and to the staples of choral repertoire - both historical and modern.
The primary measure of great choral music is its timelessness and its ability to convey so much to so many.
Students employ proper technical skills relating to the correct usage of the vocal mechanism.
Students work for proper breath management and release of tension.
Students have a thorough understanding of correct vowel formation and the resultant mature tone quality.
Students strive for an open and uninhibited, yet controlled usage of the natural voice.
All ensembles work to achieve impeccable balance and blend.
An annual performance season that includes:
- Collage (Oct.)
- Wintertide (Dec.)
- The Kimberly Choral Festival (Feb.)
- Finale (May)
Participation in WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival.
Participation in an annual WSMA clinic festival/assessment.
Spring Vocal Recitals at the beginning of May.
The consistent demonstration of professionalism by all students in rehearsals and at all public performances/events.
PRIDE & COMMUNITY
Joined by alumni, Bella Voce sings “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” and Concert Choir sings “Danny Boy” at the annual Finale Concert.
The Combined Choirs sing “Peace, Peace” at the end of the annual Wintertide concert.
The Combined Choirs sing “Fix You” at the end of the annual Finale concert.
Every Kimberly choral ensemble is a team where all members are valued and respected for their own unique contributions.
Choir members have pride in what they do and expect the best from one another.
Choir members care about and support one another; older students support younger students.
Choir members value the opportunity to learn with one another for an entire academic year and to represent themselves and their school in a positive and professional manner.