About the Choral Program
The choral ensembles at Mead High School exist as an outlet for students to participate in vocal music and performance art during the academic day. All students are welcome to join a vocal ensemble without prior musical knowledge or audition, but must meet with the director before choosing the ensemble in which to participate. Students in the choral ensembles are expected to attend all rehearsals, performances and other activities as outlined in the Schedule of Choral Events.
About the Ensembles
The Mead High School Jazz Choir is widely regarded as one of the premier vocal jazz ensembles in the northwest, and proudly continues to build upon a rich legacy of outstanding performance and education. In addition to Jazz Choir’s regular retreat, touring, and recording schedule, the choir performs in both sacred and secular settings throughout the year. The choir was one of eight high school vocal jazz ensembles in the country invited to perform at the prestigious Next Generation Festival (part of the Monterey Jazz Festival) in the spring of 2014 and again in 2015. They recently toured to Washington, D.C., Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), and California and are slated to compete in Reno, Nevada this year.
Concert Choir is the cornerstone choral ensemble of Mead High School, Repertoire for the select mixed chorus is chosen from the entire spectrum of choral music including new works by local and regional composers as well as music from a variety of cultures. The choir maintains a rigorous rehearsal, performance, recording, and travel schedule - touring regionally, nationally, and internationally.
The Mead Chamber Singers was added to the growing choral program in the 2014-2015 school year. While voicing for this group will change periodically, Chamber Singers has been an auditioned treble chorus specializing in the performance of women’s choral music selected from a variety of musical genres including classical, folk, sacred, musical theatre, gospel, and barbershop. Maintaining the same rigorous schedule as Concert Choir, Chamber Singers has earned a reputation as one of the premier high school women's choruses in the region.