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. 

Klein Forest Choir