Mr. Dengler's Music Classesand Select Choirs
Welcome back everyone!
I'm very excited to start the year and make music together! We will be using Canvas and Teams for all class communication this year.
Select Choir Information and Auditions 2021-22
We have three Select Choirs at Tohickon: Treble Chorus, Tohickon Singers, and Eagle Choir.
Anybody who can sing in the upper vocal range (including sopranos, altos, and boys with higher or unchanged voices) can be in the Treble Chorus. All you have to do is sign up! You do not need to audition for Treble Chorus. This group meets only in the Fall season (September-December) and gets to perform with actual Broadway singers at the "Broadway Night" at CB West (November 1st). We rehearse every TUESDAY. This is a very fun group - I highly encourage participation for new students but also for veterans and 9th graders! Sign ups are posted here: TREBLE CHORUS SIGN-UP (Links to an external site.)
This is an auditioned choir that sings SATB music (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). It has both a fall and spring season. We sing at the annual RADfest concert in October and Acappellafest in April. We also travel to Dorney Park in May and sing at an adjudication festival. This is usually our largest select chorus and you will meet lots of people from all three grades!
Tohickon Singers does not meet on the same day every week. We could meet on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday depending on Mr. Dengler's availabilty, but the rehearsals are marked on this calendar: Dengler, Paul / Musical and Choir Calendar (cbsd.org) (Links to an external site.)
Auditions this year will be done in-person on either September 14th, September 15th, or Friday September 17. The audition song for everyone will be "America the Beautiful" in any key. You only need to sing the first verse (see below). You can sing it a cappella or you can ask me to play piano with you. I will have the lyrics there on a music stand for your audition, so you do not need to memorize the words perfectly.
O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
To audition, you must first fill out this FORM: TOHICKON SINGERS AUDITIONS INFO FORM (Links to an external site.)
ALSO, you must sign up for an audition time here: TOHICKON SINGERS AUDITION SIGN-UP (Links to an external site.)
All 9th grade students who sang in select chorus last year (any group) are grandfathered in and DO NOT HAVE TO AUDITION. You can just sign up here: 9th Grade Tohickon Singers returning members sign-up (Links to an external site.)
The Eagle Choir is our smallest choir and requires a second audition. You have to be in Tohickon Singers to audition for Eagle Choir. This is the hardest group to get into and usually has around 20-30 students. Sign-ups will be posted later in the year.
Paul W DenglerMusic Teacher - ChoralTohickon MS, CB Eastpdengler@cbsd.org(267) 893-3300ext. 6544