• The Choir Program  

    The McAuliffe choir program is designed to offer students a wide variety of musical exposure and performance opportunities. We perform traditional choral music, jazz, barbershop, multi-cultural, gospel, Broadway, and pop music. Each student is encouraged to find their own unique voice while working on musicianship skills such as music theory, ear training, part-singing, and sight-reading. The McAuliffe choir program provides students with an opportunity to gain confidence and develop their skills in order to be successful music students at the high school level. There are five different groups offered before, during, or after school. For more information about any of the groups, please contact Mrs. Wallace at swallace@losal.org.


    McAuliffe Choirs

     

    Soundwaves (Show Choir)

    This yearlong course is designed for 7th & 8th-grade girls who enjoy singing and performing. Students will learn vocal technique, part-singing, and sight-reading. The choir participates in three McAuliffe concerts, District Choral Festival, show choir competition, and Knott’s Berry Farm. Outside of class, rehearsals and performances are a requirement of the class. There is a small, suggested donation to cover the costs of performance and competition. Scholarships and fundraisers are available.

    Studio Singers (Adv. Show Choir) - Audition required

    This course is an all-girls advanced show choir for 7th & 8th-grade girls. It is designed for girls with strong singing and dancing abilities, who are fully committed to the success of their group. The choir participates in three McAuliffe concerts, District Choral Festival, 2 show choir competitions, and Knott’s Berry Farm. All rehearsals, performances, and competitions are required and ample notice will be given. There is a small, suggested donation to cover the costs of performance and competition. Scholarships and fundraisers are available.

    Soul Men - 7th & 8th-grade men's choir

    This course will address the unique instrument that is the male voice. Students will learn singing and performing techniques and work with clinicians to help develop their craft. The choir participates in 3 McAuliffe concerts, District Choral Festival, 2 show choir competitions, and Knott’s Berry Farm. Outside of class, rehearsals and performances are a requirement of the class. There is a small, suggested donation to cover the costs of performance and competition. Scholarships and fundraisers are available.

    Symphonia Vocale - Audition required

    This is McAuliffe’s only group that performs exclusively a cappella. We do contemporary music with beatbox and the group is very small. Auditions are held in September for the current school year and are only open to current choir students in 7th & 8th- grade. Musicians must have superior sight-reading and harmony skills as well as dedication and responsibility. This group meets outside of school on Tuesdays and Fridays.