LA QUINTA HIGH SCHOOL
CAMERATA LA QUINTA
BLACKHAWKS ON BROADWAY
MIXED CHORUS/WOMEN’S CHOIR
Instructor: Ms. Terri Ridilla
La Quinta High School offers vocal music to all interested students in grades 9-12. Camerata La Quinta is an audition ensemble. Members were selected after auditioning last year. Camerata La Quinta is the official performing ensemble that represents La Quinta High at off campus engagements. There are two other choirs, Blackhawks on Broadway and Women’s Chorus. They will also sing at various performances on and off campus. After school groups for everyone include Hawkettes and Chromatics and CLQ Chamber Singers.
This year students will have the opportunity of being selected for the Tri-M-Society (Modern Music Masters) a national music honorary. Selection is based on academic GPA, a music grade, performance and involvement in the choir classes and its extra curricular activities. Students will also be evaluated on their enthusiasm, level of commitment, and positive attitude in and out of music classes.
In order to pass these performance classes, each student is required to perform in all concerts
. The performances and rehearsals act as a final.
Required performances include the Holiday and Spring Concerts. Many performance opportunities arise as the year progresses. Students are expected to participate. CLQ and Blackhawks on Broadway members are required to be in the annual March production of Blackhawks on Broadway.
EXPECTED SCHOOL WIDE LEARNING RESULTS (ESLRS)
1.COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY THROUGH READING, WRITING, SPEAKING AND LISTENING.
-Students will read the texts of various styles of vocal music. In addition to
English, students will read and sing in Latin, Italian and Spanish.
-Students will prepare and present oral presentations.
-Students will communicate through public performances of various kinds.
2. APPLY CRITICAL THINKING TO ALL CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
-Students will apply the listening and reading skills used in choir to other
-Students will examine the relationship of various genres of vocal music to
historical periods around the world.
3. DEMONSTRATE POSITIVE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.
-Students will treat others with respect in and out of the classroom.
-Students will appreciate the differences among them.
-Students will demonstrate self-discipline and group responsibilities.
-Students will support each other regardless of background or skill.
4. BECOME LIFE LONG LEARNERS; BE ADAPTIVE, FLEXIBLE AND RECEPTIVE TO CHANGE.
-Students will set personal and group goals.
-Students will bring their musical talents to all areas of the LQHS community and to off
-Students will evaluate music as a possible career choice.
5. BE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS, CONTRIBUTING AND MODELING DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
-Students will participate in group learning experiences that require using the
-Students will use their time, energy and talents to improve the quality of their
lives and the lives of
others in and out the La Quinta High School Community.
-Students will be encouraged to become volunteers in the music department and
6. BE ABLE TO ACCESS, USE AND APPLY INFORMATION.
-Students will learn to use the media center at La Quinta High.
-Students will be encouraged to attend live performances of professional music groups.
-Students will demonstrate competent use of the computer and Internet and will
be able to share information with the class.
Attendance is imperative in music classes and all other classes. Performing requires practice.
DO NOT MISS CHOIR REHEARSALS OR SCHOOL.
Evaluation*** includes the following: attendance, commitment, class participation, cooperation, flexibility, and respect for everyone. Students can earn a choir letter this year.