OHS Choirs - Outstanding Performances
Congratulations to all the OHS Choirs
Posted on 03/25/2018
Choir News

A big congratulations goes out to all the OHS choirs for their outstanding performances during the month of March.  It has been a very busy and successful month for the choir program. The choir students have worked extremely hard in preparing challenging, fun, and meaningful music to share with others.

 On March 1st and March 3rd the OHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble participated in the Frank DeMiero Jazz Festival in Edmonds, WA.  The group performed for festival attendees, and received valuable feedback from various adjudicators, and loud cheers of approval from the audience members.  Students Abby Cole, Emmie Plotts, Sam Hood, Natalie McCoy, Lilly Biederer, Noah Best, and Myron David all received "Outstanding Soloist" awards from the adjudicators.  The group also had the chance to learn and work with professional musicians throughout each day.

 On March 7th through March 9th, Junior, Natalie McCoy, a three year choir member, had the opportunity to perform with the ACDA (American Choral Director's Association) All-Northwest Jazz Choir in Portland, Oregon.  In October, Natalie submitted a recorded audition and was one of only 22 students selected to this group out of hundreds of students that auditioned from a six state region of WA, OR, ID, WY, MT, and AK.  The group worked with a nationally renowned jazz composer/director/singer and performed for the ACDA All-NW conference attendees.  Congrats Natalie for this HUGE honor!

On March 20th, the OHS Treble Choir, Chamber Choir, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble truly shined as they presented their 2018 Spring Concert  at Crossroads Church.  All the choirs did extremely well and performed music that was both difficult, entertaining, and extremely emotional that made sincere connections with the audience members.  The Treble Choir performed a selection entitled "Do Not Ask Me To Remember" which speaks to to those dealing with Alzheimers's and is presented from the point of view of the person with Alzheimer's.  More than a few tears were shed during the performance of this song.  The Chamber Choir also did an emotionally charged selection entitled "Please Stay", which deals with going through depression and suicide thoughts and finding positive ways to deal with this challenging issue.  The students did an outstanding job at presenting this song.  The Vocal Jazz Ensemble closed out the concert with their set of songs and received a standing ovation at the end.

On March 23rd, the OHS Treble Choir and OHS Chamber Choir attended the OMEA (Olympic Music Educators Association) Regional choir assessment in the Performing Arts Center at South Kitsap High School.  The groups performed in front of other Kitsap County High School choirs and panel of adjudicators that evaluated their performance based on a large set of rubrics.  Both OHS choirs performed extremely well and each choir received "Superior" markings from all the adjudicators which is the highest marking you can receive.  The choirs truly represented themselves, their program, and their school with class!

If you would like to see/hear these choir perform locally in the future, please see the scheduled performances below.

April 12, 2018 - CKSD District Vocal Jazz Night
At CKHS - 6:30pm start time
OHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, CKHS Jazz Choir, KSS Jazz Choir

June 7, 20189 - OHS Farewell Choir Concert
At GracePoint Church - 7:00pm start time
All OHS Choirs (Treble, Chamber, Jazz)