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Candlelight Video Audition

WHAT & WHEN: Boone Chorus will record our video audition for Disney’s Candlelight Processional after school on Monday, September 11, from 2:30-3:30pm.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All students in Men’s Choir, Advanced Women, and Concert Choir are required to attend. Seniors in Belles Voix and Ladies’ Choir are welcome to join us without auditioning. 9-11th graders in Ladies’ Choir and Belles Voix must pre-audition using the methods described here. The deadline for that audition is Wednesday, 9/6/17.

HOW TO PREPARE: All students must have learned & memorized the audition excerpts listed on this page. Sheet music and practice tracks are provided so you can learn at home here.

Syllabus & Program Guide

Chorus students and parents looking for the program guide will find it here:

Keyboard students and parents looking for the keyboard syllabus will find it here:

Chorus & Keyboard Students

  • Please record a short video of you AND your parent/legal guardian agreeing to the guidelines stated in the Boone Chorus Program syllabus. This will be your electronic signature to everything discussed (uniforms, pfc’s, grading, etc). Sample script:”Hi I’m <insert your name> and this is my parent/guardian, <insert parent’s name> and we agree to the Boone Chorus Program guide with regard to fees, fundraising, uniforms and grading.” 

    If you or your parent have questions about the program guide, please add to our Q & A discussion board or send me an email. 

Welcome, students!

Boone Chorus is a dynamic and growing department with exciting opportunities for students across the Reservation. Students who sing in choir at Boone will get to make incredible music, grow in their personal musicianship, be part of a wonderful community, and experience the amazing power of singing together with others. If you are interested in taking choir this year, send Mr. Doherty a message. It’s not too late to sign up!

Schedule Concerns

Please note that we are actively working on fixing scheduling issues. Due to inadequacies with the auto scheduler, it is fairly common for students to be in the wrong chorus class at this point. Here’s some common issues and their solutions.

I don’t have chorus in my schedule, and I want it!
Both Mrs. Noble and Mr. Doherty will be actively working to fix schedules before and after the first days of school. If you want to contact your counselor directly or make an appointment with them, that may help us get things done. More importantly, send Mr. Doherty a message describing what you want to drop or change in your current schedule in order to add chorus. 

I’m in a different chorus class than I expected.
This is fairly common, so please don’t be overly concerned. We will work with your counselors to get you in the right period. It may be good to send Mr. Doherty a message just to be sure.

If you have any other concerns, don’t hesitate to send Mr. Doherty a message đź™‚

Rosters for 2017-18

Congratulations to all members of Boone Chorus for the wonderful placement auditions! We are blessed to have so many talented students in the program. If you were accidentally left off of these rosters, please email Mr. Doherty at jussi.doherty (a) immediately. We can’t wait to get started making music again in the fall.


  • ALL students should plan on attending the annual awesome Chorus Retreat on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Details TBA.
  • Members of Concert Choir and Advanced Women should plan to attend a mixer on Tuesday, August 22, from 5-8pm.

View Boone Chorus rosters for 2017-2018

Student Leadership for 2017-18

We are excited to announce our student leadership team for 2017-18! We are so fortunate that we had many excellent applicants for these positions. If you weren’t selected for one of these officer positions, know that we have other positions available within the chorus department, such as choir managers and choir librarians. Thank you for applying and we look forward to working with everyone next year!


  • Nick Oropeza, President
  • Johan Quevedo, President-Elect
  • Jose Rodriguez, Vice President
  • Jessica Rojas, Vice President
  • Carly Meyer, Secretary
  • Melanie Gaboy, Recruiter

Rented uniforms due back this Friday, May 5

Rented choir uniforms must be returned by Friday, May 5, 2017.

  • Dresses and tux pants should be washed on cold cycle and hang dry prior to returning; do not use heat! Vests, jackets, and ties should NOT be washed. If they need cleaning, get them dry cleaned.
  • Uniforms must be returned clean, undamaged, and unaltered except for hemming
  • When you return it, your uniform must be hung in the uniform closet with your name clearly labeled using masking tape so that it can be identified later.

If your uniform is lost or damaged, you will need to pay the replacement cost in addition to any rental fee you paid earlier in the year.

  • Dress $65
  • Tux shirt $17
  • Tux pants $27
  • Vest $16
  • Tie $16

Banquet 2017 Info

Chorus banquet is right around the corner… Don’t miss this fun end-of-the-year event! The date of the event is Saturday, May 13. Tickets to banquet cost $10/each ($5 for chorus seniors) and must be purchased in advance using the order form below. Our theme is “OUT OF THIS WORLD”All ticket orders are due on Tuesday, May 9. See the attached order form for all the details.

Students may audition and be a part of the banquet entertainment on Monday, May 8. Signup sheets in the chorus room. Solos, duets, are encouraged! Any style is allowed, and we love when you can incorporate the theme.

Spring Showcase 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Our FINAL concert of the year is approaching! The Boone Chorus Spring Showcase is next week and you have TWO chances to come see it! Shows will be Thursday, April 20, and Saturday, April 22 at 7pm. Students will have ticket pre-order forms today in class. Pre-order forms are due Monday, April 17. General admission will be available at the door as well.

Music will include selections by Queen, Frankie Valli, ABBA, The Jackson 5, Elton John, and much more. You’ll hear special performances by each choir, and the annual Senior Song! We’ll present music from Music Performance Assessment along with our new stuff.

General admission tickets are $7 at the door. A ticket presale includes *premium tickets* for $15, which includes preferred seating and a reception at intermission with sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres. Premium tickets are available only through the ticket presale order form given to students. It’s a great deal!

We need you! We would love to sell out both nights. Please share the dates with friends and family. If you are a parent of a senior, encourage family members to come see their last performance of their high school career.

We need volunteers in the following areas. If you are available, please email me at and I can give you details.

  • Food donations for concessions: 12-packs of soda, bottles of water, snack-size bags of chips, candy, cookies (for individual sale)
  • Ticket sales—5:30 to 8:00 either night
  • House set-up—4:00-6:00 either night (probably won’t take that long)
  • Reception food service—5:00-8:00 either night
  • Reception clean-up—8-9pm either night

Thank you all for your support of our students this year! We are excited to Showcase all their hard work for the school year.

Jussi Doherty & Sylvia Aycock |