Come sing with the DHS auditioned choirs: the Madrigal Singers, Jazz Choir and Advanced Treble Choir. Audition Application due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26th. Audition dates are March 5-9th
GENERAL INFORMATION and EXPECTATIONS The Davis High School Madrigal choir, an auditioned group, performs about 30 times each year wearing Renaissance costumes, with an annual educational tour. Members participate in numerous fundraising activities during the year. The Madrigal Choir requires a full commitment on the part of its members, with volunteer support from parents / guardians of choir members. Students are expected to participate fully in the classroom, in mandatory weekly sectional rehearsals outside class time, and in all performances. The Director may choose to lower a student’s grade as a result of absences.
Students perform wearing appropriate dress/costume for their choir and participate in choral activities and trips that require fundraising made possible by parent / guardian volunteers.
A pre-audition meeting will be Wednesday, February 28th, at 4:00 pm in Davis High room P10 to answer questions about the ensembles and/or the audition process. Attendance is highly recommended.
AUDITION INFORMATION Madrigal Choir Audition registration may be submitted either online at https://tinyurl.com/y8zpk2n7 or by downloading an application and mailing it, with a postmark by Feb 26, 2018. Applications are available for pick up at school offices.
Auditions will be held Monday, March 5, Tuesday, March 6, and a possible call back on Friday, March 9th in the DHS music rooms (rooms PA3 and PA8, which are west of the Brunelle Theater -- see the map at MAP <Click on MAP) Monday: Girls Sight Singing and /Pitch Matching 3:00-5:30 PM Monday: Boys Sight Singing and/Pitch Matching 6:00-7:30 PM Monday: Solo Auditions 8:00-9:00 PM Tuesday: Solo Auditions 3:00-5:00 PM and 6:00-9:00 PM Friday: Call-backs will occur after 4:00 PM
You will receive notification of your audition date and time via e-mail. Coordinators for all three choirs (Advanced Treble choir, Madrigal Choir and Jazz choir) will work together to arrange the schedule. If you have specific constraints, we will need to know when you register; once the schedule is set, it will be difficult to change. If you elect to use a paper application, please make sure you print legibly, especially for your e-mail address.
The audition schedule will be emailed to students around 1 March. Call-back lists will be posted after the first round of auditions. For call-backs, you will need to perform a specified piece of music. Download a copy of the call-back song from the Madrigal website and practice it in advance. Final selection of singers will be posted after auditions for all of the three choirs are completed.
REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITION: Prepare a song or aria. We will only listen to about two minutes, so be sure to show off your favorite part.We strongly recommend that you arrange to have a piano accompanist at your audition. A list ofaccompanists will be available on the Madrigal website but you also are welcome to use an accompanist not on the list.Bring 2 copies of your music to your audition – one for yourself, if not memorized, and one for your accompanist.Be prepared to sight read a line of music provided at the audition and to match some pitches.Wear appropriate audition attire.
Questions? For registration and audition scheduling questions, contact Linda Casillas at firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel. 530-400-9555).
Advanced Treble Choir Recruitment Tea on February 21st at 4:00 pm; To receive event location, RSVP 530-760-7608 or 530-309-5935. http://davishighatc.wix.com/atc
The DHS Jazz Choir will present its Cabaret Concert "Journeys" on Saturday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Richard Brunelle Performance Hall on the Davis Sr. High School campus. www.jazzchoir.net
To apply, please go to any of the choir websites orhttps://tinyurl.com/y8zpk2n7 Pre-audition meeting, Wednesday, February 28th, 4 pm, in DHS Room P10.
Mail-in applications must be postmarked by Feb 26th, 2018 On-line applications must be received by 11:59PM on Feb 26th, 2018