For students entering Grades 6 or 7 in the 2022/2023 school year
If you love to sing and wish to make music at the highest level possible with a group of like-minded singers, this program is for you!
About the Program
The Ignite Your Passion (IYP) Junior District Honour Choir is a choral music program that provides students the opportunity to experience varied choral repertoire, learn healthy vocal technique, develop musicianship/ear training, and experience singing in harmony in ways that extend and deepen the elementary school choir experience.
Students work with West Vancouver Schools’ Honour Choir Program Director, Mrs. Suzanne Fulton, and various guest clinicians from across Canada and beyond. The goal is to expose students to a variety of technical approaches. In rehearsals, students have the support of accomplished Honour Choir pianist, Mrs. Hey Jung Choi.
Students apply online by completing the Student Information Form. Parents are then contacted for students to participate in a group audition. (This group audition is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2022, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Secondary School.) Please see the ‘Audition Link’ on this website for more information.
Students are accepted into the program based on musical potential. The main prerequisites for acceptance are ability to match pitch, enthusiasm for singing, and the ability to be focused during rehearsals.
*For those returning to the program, the program schedule has changed for the 2022-2023 school year.
Time: 5:30-6:50 pm
Location: West Vancouver Secondary School, South Campus Cafeteria Building, Room 64
The Ignite Your Passion (IYP) Junior District Honour Choir fee is $500 ($50 per month, September to June).
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due once students are accepted into the program. Fees are collected using WVS School Cash Online.
Included in the fees are the following:
- Instruction from an experienced & qualified teacher & Choral Director, Mrs. Suzanne Fulton
- Accompaniment from accomplished pianist, Mrs. Hey Jung Choi
- Experiences working with high level choral clinicians
- Leather choir folder
- Access to high quality choral repertoire
- Informal choir uniform (t-shirt or hoodie)
- Loan of formal choral uniform pieces for the year
- Team building activities throughout the year
Music Unites Us
This project was created with District Honour Choir families in support of Canada’s Music Monday on May 4, 2020.
The Sing Project
Choir teacher Suzanne Fulton coordinated The Sing Project, involving more than 550 choir students from across the district. School choir teachers were also involved, preparing each school’s choir for the big event.
The students performed the song ‘Sing’ by vocal group Pentatonix. Grade 12 videographer Owen Shields produced this video of the event, recorded in November, 2016.