AAHS Choir - The Singing Kadets

MISSION STATEMENT


The mission of the Air Academy High School Choral Program is to provide a quality vocal music education to all students.  Quality shall be defined as solid vocal pedagogy, music theory, sight singing and preparing concert repertoire. The choirs will learn, memorize and polish a program which will be presented during each semester.  The music will represent most periods of choral music including the present.  Choir is a ONE YEAR class. Each semester, the choirs will perform at least ONE formal concert on campus. There may be additional performances and competitions on and off campus. 

AAHS Choirs: 

Chamber Singers: (new 2013): mixed highly advanced choir
BLUE 5; fall and spring
This is the most challenging of the auditioned choirs. It is a mixed choir which emphasizes choral techniques and performance of early styles of choral literature.  Prerequisites are membership in Festival Singers/Women’s Ensemble for at least one semester or by invitation from the instructor.  Audition required and shall include but not be limited to: preparing a 30-60 second a cappella solo of any genre; a cappella scales, pitch recall, rhythmic/melodic sight-reading and chord recall.

Concert Choir:mixed non-auditioned choir (First Semester Only)
(Silver Lining Singers): BLOCK 3; fall only
There are no prerequisites.  This is a mixed choir designed to emphasize choral techniques and performance of all styles of choral literature. We are proud of the fact that several special needs students will be a viable part of this class. It is a great positive exchange between students of different learning  and social abilities.

Festival Singers:mixed advanced choir
BLOCK 4; fall and spring
This is a mixed auditioned choir which emphasizes choral techniques and performance of all styles of choral literature.  Prerequisites are membership in Concert Choir for at least one semester or by invitation from the instructor.  Audition required and shall include but not be limited to: preparing a 30-60 second a cappella solo of any genre; a cappella scales, pitch recall, rhythmic/melodic sight-reading and chord recall.  If the singer’s skill level is not yet developed, he/she may enroll in Concert Choir and re-audition the next semester.

Out of the Blue:mixed advanced a cappella choir
SILVER 5; fall and spring
This auditioned group emphasizes choral techniques and performance of all styles of choral literature.  Prerequisites are membership in Concert Choir, Festival Singers, Women’s Ensemble and/or Jazz Choir for at least one semester or by invitation from the instructor. Audition required. 


Sounds of Sapphire: advanced women's ensemble
BLUE 2 Block; fall and spring
This is an auditioned choir which emphasizes choral techniques and performance of all styles of choral literature.  Prerequisites are membership in Concert Choir for at least one semester or by invitation from the instructor.  Audition required and shall include but not be limited to: preparing a 30-60 second a cappella solo of any genre; a cappella scales, pitch recall, rhythmic/melodic sight-reading and chord recall.  If the singer’s skill level is not yet developed, she may enroll in Concert Choir and re-audition the next semester.

Take Note! mixed advanced jazz choir
SILVER 2; fall and spring
This is an auditioned vocal jazz group which emphasizes choral techniques and performance of jazz choral literature (1920-present).  Prerequisites are membership in Concert Choir, Festival Singers or Women’s choir for at least one semester or by invitation from the instructor. Audition required.  See above for audition information.


OUT OF THE BLUE PLACES 2ND IN THE 2014 MILE HIGH VOCAL JAM. Congratulations to all!

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Out of the Blue performing "Don't You Worry Child."
Air Academy High School's a cappella group performing "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia and arranged by Nick Wright.

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Air Academy High School "Out of the Blue" a cappella.
A Cappella group singing Explosion Medley by Perry, Mars, Cruz arranged by Caruso.





CHAMBER SINGERS SCORES A SUPERIOR AT THE CU-BOULDER CHAMBER SINGERS FESTIVAL.




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