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Choir

CONCERT DATE CHANGE:
Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm - MidWinter Choral Concert at the Belle Mehus Auditorium (9th Grade Choir, Prep Choir, Women's Choir, and Concert Choir)




Ticket Prices

TICKET PRICES:
Adults - $5.00
Students (K-12) - $3.00


PATRON TICKETS:
$40 - Family/Business

Good for admission to most of the BHS Band, Choir and Orchestra Concerts during the school year.
(Business Patrons will also be included in each of the concert programs.)


Choirs at Bismarck High School

Directors: Brian Saylor (present), Natascha Bach (2008-present)

School Enrollment: 1,600 (Grades 9-12)

Offerings:
9th Grade Choir-
Non-auditioned choir of men and women in grade 9
-Current enrollment of 53 singers
-Performs in 4 Concerts per school year
-9th Grade Choir members are eligible to participate in Honor Choirs and Solo/Ensemble Competition

Prep Choir-
Non-auditioned choir of men and women in grades 10-12
-Current enrollment of 50 singers
-Performs in 4 Concerts per school year
-Prep Choir members are eligible to participate in Honor Choirs and Solo/Ensemble Competition

Women's Choir
-Auditioned choir of women in grades 10-12
-Current enrollment of 34 singers
-Performs in 4 Concerts per school year
-Women's Choir members are eligible to participate in Honor Choirs and Solo/Ensemble Competition

Concert Choir
-Auditioned choir of women in grades 10-12 and men in grades 10-12
-Current enrollment of 80 singers
-Performs in 4 Concerts per school year
-Concert Choir members are eligible to participate in Honor Choirs and Solo/Ensemble Competition
-Selected by audition to perform at the 2013 NDMEA All-State Festival Showcase Concert
-Served as the 2007 North Dakota Governor's Chorus
-Selected by audition to perform at the 2005 North Dakota American Choral Directors Association Conference Showcase Concert

New Generation Jazz Choir
-Auditioned choir of men and women in grades 10-12
-Current enrollment of 18 singers
-Performs in 3 Concerts per school year
-Performs for events throughout the community of Bismarck/Mandan including 28 performances during the 2011-12 school year
-Performed with Kenny Rogers and the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra during the 2007-08 school year.
-Selected by audition to perform at the 2006 North Dakota Music Educator's Association State Conference
-Selected by audition to perform at the 2005 North Dakota American Choral Directors Association Conference Showcase Concert
-Recent awards include 9 consecutive Outstanding Vocal Ensemble Awards at the University of Mary Jazz Festival in 2004-2012, Outstanding Vocal Combo at the 2009 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, ID, Outstanding Vocal Ensemble at the 2007 North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison, TX and Overall Outstanding Vocal Ensemble Award at the 2006 NorthWest Jazz Festival in Powell, WY.
-7 Consecutive Individual Outstanding Vocalist Awards at the University of Mary Jazz Festival (Sanjay Seth, Mary Salveson, Erin Neumann, Justin Heim, Stephen Gefroh-2, Ashton McGregor)

Awards and Honors

-2012 Concert Choir selected to perform at 2013 NDMEA All-State showcase concert
-2012 Concert Choir invited to be guest choir at BSC Choirfest
-2011 Touring Choir chosen to and performed the Star-Spangled Banner for the Oakland A's
-2009 Touring Choir chosen to and performed the Star-Spangled Banner for the New York Mets
-2009 Touring Choir invited to and performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
-2007 Touring Choir chosen to and performed the Star-Spangled Banner for the Boston Red Sox.

-WDA Vocal Competition:
2004 - 41 Stars (most in WDA),
2005 - 45 Stars (most in WDA)
2006 - 48 Stars (most in WDA)
2007 - 55 Stars (most in WDA)
2008 - 47 Stars (most in WDA)
2009 - 51 Stars (most in WDA)
2010 - 42 Stars (most in WDA)
2011 - 53 Stars (most in WDA)
2012 - 46 Stars (most in WDA)
2013 - 55 Stars (most in WDA)


-State Vocal Competition:
2004 - 27 Stars & 2 Outstanding Performance Awards (most stars at State)
2005 - 36 Stars & 2 Outstanding Performance Awards (both most in State)
2006 - 40 Stars & 5 Outstanding Performance Awards (both most in State)
2007 - 40 Stars & 4 Outstanding Performance Awards (both most in State)
2008 - 37 Stars & 3 Outstanding Performance Awards (most stars at State)
2009 - 42 Stars & 4 Outstanding Performance Awards (both most in State)
2010 - 33 Stars & 5 Outstanding Performance Awards (both most in State)
2011 - 39 Stars & 2 Outstanding Performance Awards (most stars at State)
2012 - 32 Stars & 1 Outstanding Performance Award
2013 - 42 Stars & 1 Outstanding Performance Award (most stars at State)

-11, 17, 15, 25, 27, 37, 37, 25, & 35 students chosen for the NDHSAA All-State Choirs in 2004-2012. Each of these totals were the most vocal students from any school in North Dakota
-Of the 16 total students chosen for the 2008 NDHSAA High School Jazz Honor Choir, 12 of the 16 were from BHS. All of the men chosen for this event were from BHS.
-26 BHS students were chosen for the 2008 Regional NCACDA Honor Choirs in Fargo, ND (most from any school in IA, MN, ND, NE, SD or WI). Of the 16 students chosen for the Jazz Honor Choir, 10 were from BHS, including the entire alto section.
-14 BHS students were chosen for the 2010 Regional NCACDA Honor Choirs in Minneapolis, MN.
-7 BHS students were chosen for the 2012 Regional NCACDA Regional Honor Choir in Madison, WI.


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