PERFORMING ENSEMBLES

We have a place and a choir for every interested singer.  Students are  expected to remain in choir from August through June.  Though some  consideration is given to those students who have shown a long history  of commitment to the program, ensemble placement is not solely connected to grade level.  Your skill and ability as a singer will be the  deciding factor for choir placement.  Some movement within ensembles is  possible at semester, but only with director approval. Our current choirs and descriptions are as follows: 


Men’s Choir:  Open to men in grades 9-12.  This choir focuses on learning  foundational vocal technique, sight reading, and essential knowledge of  music.  Students are required to participate in school concerts and  specially requested programs.  This ensemble will include roughly 20-30 men. Members of this choir will participate with Chorale Men to form The  Men of Klein Forest. 


Women’s Choir: Open to  women in grades 9-12.  This choir focuses on learning foundational vocal technique, sight reading, and essential knowledge of music.  Students  are required to participate in school concerts and specially requested  programs.  Some students may remain in this group for one semester and  then move to Bella Voce if they are prepared.   Will include roughly  40-50 women.


Bella Voce: Open to women in  grades 10-12, most of whom have had previous choral experience at the  high school level.  This will be the select women’s ensemble of Klein  Forest High School and in many ways will function as a Varsity Women’s  ensemble.  Singers must have advanced literacy skills, mature and  developed tone, and a record of consistent eligibility.  Women of Bella  Voce must either audition for All-State or perform a solo at KISD Solo  & Ensemble contest.  Will include roughly 30-40 women.


Chorale Men/Women: Open  to all students in grades 10-12, most of whom have had previous choral  experience at the high school level.  This is an advanced mixed ensemble  of highly motivated singers.  It requires strong knowledge of music  including ability to read music and fundamental vocal technique.   Singers must have advanced literacy skills, mature and developed tone,  and a record of consistent eligibility.  All members of the ensemble  must commit to Tuesday evening rehearsals from 6-8PM.  Students who  cannot commit to this weekly rehearsal will not be considered for this  ensemble.  Members must audition for All-State and perform a solo at  KISD Solo & Ensemble contest.  Will include roughly 30-40 singers. Chorale men also participate in The Men of Klein Forest.  


KF Singers:  Open  to all returning choral students in grades 10-12.  Must be a second  choral ensemble.  Students in this ensemble must be concurrently  enrolled in one of the choirs above and KF Singers. Students in this  ensemble must purchase their own uniform and extra accessories. Auditions for this ensemble are held in May. Will roughly include 15-20  singers.