This course is designed for all eighth grade students in their second or third year of singing at the middle school level (although, all ability levels are welcome). This is a mixed choir that meets every day of the week for a full year. This choir serves as a training choir for the more advanced vocal ensembles. Music sight-reading, vocal technique, and appreciation of various musical styles will be emphasized. Both sacred and secular choir music of all styles and centuries will be studied and performed. Consistent attendance at all class functions including rehearsals and concerts is considered regular class work. This choir will perform at approximately one school choir concert per quarter.