123  WELCOME TO THE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR WEB PAGE!


If you'd like to contact me, here is my school information: 
     Diane Dangerfield - (608)437-2400 X 2108          dangerfielddiane@mhasd.k12.wi.us  
          Mount Horeb High School
          305 South Eighth Street
          Mount Horeb, WI  53572
                                           and my home information:
                                    (608)437-8890                      diane.dangerfield76@gmail.com
          207 South Fourth Street
          MH
 
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 CO-CURRICULARS
 
Auditions for our vocal co-curricular ensembles will be held the week of November 2.  Students who were members of these groups last year need only sign up.  Students who wish to be considered for a group they were not a member of last year, will need to complete an audition with Miss Dangerfield.  The audition schedule can be found on Miss Dangerfield's door.
 
Chamber Singers is our women's ensemble.  This group sings in 3-4-part harmony and is open to young women in grades 9-12. Chamber Singers meets for an hour on Monday nights at either 6:00 or 7:00.  After auditions it will be decided which time works best for the members. 
 
Chordsmen is our men's ensemble.  This group sings in 3-4-part harmony and is open to young men in grades 9-12. Chordsmen meets for an hour on Monday nights at either 6:00 or 7:00.  After auditions it will be decided which time works best for the members.
 
Madrigal is an acappella mixed ensemble with 4-5 singers on each of the 4 parts.  This ensemble is open to students in grades 10-12 and requires students to have the ability to sing independently, accurately and with a good sense of blend.  Madrigal sings unaccompanied 'classical-style' music from the Rennaisance era up to the present day.  This group meets on Friday mornings from 7:00 to 7:30. 
 
Vocal Jazz is a mixed ensemble with approximately 6 singers on each of the 4 parts.  This ensemble is open to students in grades 10-12 and requires students to have the ability to sing independently, accurately and with a good sense of blend.  Vocal Jazz sings close-harmony arrangements of swing tunes from the Big Band era up to present-day popular music.  This group meets on Friday mornings from 7:30 to 8:00.
 
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PERFORMANCES
 
The Fall Concert was a great beginning to our MHHS concert season!  Good job, everyone!  
 
Our next performance is on Veterans' Day, Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 am.  Our music students are asked to dress nicely in black and white.  
 
Next on our choir agenda will be studying the music for our holiday concert.  This concert will take place on Monday, December 21.  For this concert, Mixed Choir will be wearing robes, so what shows beneath the robe will need to be black.  Concert Choir will be wearing black and white with a splash of holiday color.
 
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REQUIRED CHOIR ACTIVITIES   
 
The schedule of MHHS vocal music activities is here:  Choir Calendar
 
The course requirements for choir members are listed on the following handout:  1st Quarter Requirements
 The lesson deadline has now passed.  All "A" written work needs to be turned in to Miss D by November 4.
 
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STATE HONORS RESULTS
 
 The following MHHS musicians attended WSMA State Honors Choir and Band camps this summer at UW-Green Bay, and will be performing at the Overture Center during the State Music Convention the last week in October.  
 
                  CHOIR                      BAND                  ORCHESTRA
               Lili Pierce                               Scott Underwood           Mitchell Aiken
                  Tabbi Parent                          Noah Laabs
                  Alex Shields
                  Noah Strube 
 
    
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MUSIC TRIPS & FUNDRAISERS            
 
MHHS music department students have the opportunity to go on a trip of their choosing two times during their high school careers.  This past June we had a great time in New York City, seeing many iconic sites and attending fabulous shows on Broadway. 
 
The next opportunities for music trips will be in 2017.  There will be two:
1)  Our band has been invited to perform in the world-famous London New Year's Day Parade on January 1, 2017.  
2)  Our usual music department trip will take place in June of 2017.  This opportunity is open to all MHHS students who are members of band, choir and/or orchestra.  For the past several years, we have been alternating between a long trip (New York) and a short trip (Chicago) to make it more affordable for students to go on both during their high school years.  Since we just went to New York, our next trip will be a shorter one.  Later this school year our music students will be asked to propose possible destinations within a 4-hour radius of Mount Horeb.  They will then have the opportunity to vote on our next trip destination.
 
Fundraising for both the band's London trip and the full music department trip has begun.  Delivery of orders from our first fundraiser will be made to the high school on Wednesday, October 21.  Orders can be picked up in the band room after school on that day.

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