Applications for 2017/2018 are now open.

honour-choir1District Honour Choir is a mixed and women’s only choir course that offers an opportunity to challenge and extend the learning of West Vancouver Schools’ finest young singers in Grades 7-12.  Students entering the choir for the first time begin in District Honour Choir 10, regardless of their grade in school, and may continue the program in subsequent years (District Honour Choir 11, 12, IDS).

The course is held on Tuesday evenings at West Vancouver Secondary School.  The women’s choir (separated into a junior and senior choir for part of their rehearsal) meets between 4:30pm and 6:30 pm.  The mixed choir meets from 7- 8:30 pm.

Successful applicants to the District Honour Choir must meet the pre-requisites for the course before applying.  Pre-requisites are as follows:

  • Experience singing in a choir (either school or community)
  • Knowledge of basic music theory (e.g. note names and basic note values)
  • Must be enrolled in their school choir for the year in which they are registered for the District Honour Choir
  • An understanding that honour choir students will be required to attend mandatory concerts and extra rehearsals outside of regular class time

honour-choir2In addition to meeting the pre-requisites for the course, all students will be required to audition in the Spring.

* Course Fee: There is a $200 fee for this course, to cover items such as the following:

  • Busing to concerts and workshops in the community
  • Music festival entry fees (e.g. Kiwanis Festival)
  • Guest clinicians invited to workshop the choir
  • Casual uniform items and rental fee for formal uniform items
  • Official Honour Choir choral folder

honour-choir3Students in this group will travel each year (either locally or abroad) to attend festivals, workshops and performances.  The cost for our annual trip (anywhere from $350-$5000, depending on destination) is in addition to the course fee.

Download the Honour Choir Flyer for more information (coming soon).

Contact program director, Mrs. Suzanne Fulton, for more information at sfulton@wvschools.ca.

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