Drama

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  • Middle School

    The Middle School Players put on two full-length productions per year. A fall play or musical, which is open to the entire school and a spring performance chosen by the 8th grade production class.

    6th Grade drama
    Improvisation and basic acting techniques and terminology.

    7th grade drama
    Intermediate improvisation and advanced character creation techniques.

    8th grade drama
    Production class, and training for the stage. Students learn advanced acting techniques and full-length production at the end of the year.
  • High School

    Director of Performing Arts
    Yvette L. Bishop, M.Ed
    ybishop@chaminade.org

    The Chaminade Players
     each year present two main stage productions; one in the fall and one in the spring, and occasionally an outdoor production.

    Drama I
    Introduction to Theatre Arts

    Drama
    Acting II, III, IV

    Drama
    Musical Theatre II, III, IV

    Tech Crew
    Student-centered technical crews; producers, stage managers, tech directors, stage crew, rigging, scenic, lights, props, sound, costumes, hair/makeup, box office, and media
The Chaminade Players have received Jerry Herman Awards for The Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, and Beauty and the Beast and National Youth Arts Awards for The Wizard of Oz, The Crucible, Guys and Dolls, and Macbeth. The Players also participate in DTASC festivals each semester.

Choral

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  • Middle School

    C-Notes Concert Choir
    Open to all boys and girls who wish to learn and perform all genres of choral music.

    NO AUDITION NECESSARY. 

    All members will strengthen existing sight-reading skills and learn proper vocal technique, which will enable students to meet the demands of accelerated ensembles in high school. Please visit the C-Notes site here for more information.
     
    C7 a cappella group
    An auditioned group of seven or eight singers led by HS student directors (Denise Enrique ’20 &  Brendan Teehan ’21)  and supervised by Mrs. Kathy Rohrs. This vocal ensemble is open to boys and girls in grades 6,7 and 8. The students in this group must be a member of the Chaminade C-Notes and are expressive singers that are able to solo and blend harmonies well in a group.
     
     Chaminets (Barbershop girls)
    “Sweet Adelines” quartet of four singers (Soprano, Lead, Baritone and Bass).  This vocal ensemble is open to girls in grades 6,7 and 8.  Students receive placement into this ensemble BY AUDITION ONLY.  These auditioned singers learn and perform this a cappella style of music and learn to blend and sing in close harmonies.  The ensemble performs pieces in the traditional “Barbershop” style as well as in a “contemporary popular” style.  These students are all members of the Chaminade C-Notes and perform in the Christmas and Spring Concerts as well as other Chaminade events throughout the year.
     
    Chaminotes (Barbershop boys)
    Barbershop quartet of four singers (Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass). This vocal ensemble is open to boys grade 6,7 and 8.  Students receive placement into this ensemble BY AUDITION ONLY.  These auditioned singers learn and perform this a cappella style of music and learn to blend and sing in close harmonies.  The ensemble performs pieces in the traditional “Barbershop” style as well as in a “contemporary popular” style.  These students are all members of the Chaminade C-Notes and perform in the Christmas and Spring Concerts as well as other Chaminade events throughout the year.
     
    Liturgical Choir (Ensemble of musicians and singers)
    Open to all students in grades 6,7 abd 8, who would like to sing or play an instrument in school liturgies throughout the year. 
    NO AUDITION IS NECESSARY.
    This is a serious commitment for students who wish to help lead their fellow students and share their gifts in music ministry.  Students are given opportunities to be a cantor, soloist or instrumentalist during liturgical services.  All students will receive one hour of apostolic works for participating in each mass or service.  Rehearsals take place each Tuesday during X-Block in the music room starting in August and continue through May.
  • High School

    Director of Choral Music
    Danielle Duckett
    dduckett@chaminade.org

    Concert Choir

    Chorus I

    Fundamentals of choral and solo singing, theory, and sight-reading. Two performances per year

    Chorus II
    Italian Arias, English/American Arias and art songs

    Chorus III
    German, French, and American Arias

    Music Appreciation I
    This is a 2 semester course (A & B)
    Concert Choir I-V
    After school auditioned choir. Two school performances per year, competitions and performance outside of school.

    Lord’s Chords Liturgical Choir
    Participation in school masses and liturgies

    Spiritones
    HS acapella choir – an auditioned group made up of members within the performing arts. Must be a participant in any HS performing art to be eligible for Spiritones.

    Please see the High School Choral web page for more information.
The Chaminade C-Notes have consistently earned a “GOLD” ranking each year since 2010 at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival and have had the distinct honor of performing at Carnegie Hall NYC in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019.  During Spring Break 2020, the C-Notes will perform in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria.

Instrumental Music

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  • Middle School

    Concert Band
    Performs at school events, band festivals and special events including the Soundtrack clinic at Disneyland and Universal Studios. Click here for more information

    Jazz Band
    Jazz Band performs at concerts, Family Fun Day and community events.

    Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble
    Perform at the winter and spring concerts. Click here for more information.
  • High School

    Director of Instrumental Music
    Jason Delfing

    Eagle Regiment I – IV
    (Marching Band)
    Accepts all wind and percussion instruments

    Wind Ensemble I – IV
    Strings and percussion. Accepts all instrumental musicians (strings included!)

    Jazz Band I – IV
    Saxes, brass, piano, guitar, bass, drum set

    Beginning Guitar
    Designed for students who have never played a guitar

    Click here for more information

Dance

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  • Middle School

    Eagle Dance Team

    Dance Club
    Performance groups
  • High School

    Dance I - IV

    Dance Production/Portfolio I, II, III

    Dance Color Guard I – IV

    Aerial Teams
    Tissu, lyra, net, straps, cube, corde lisse, and spanish web

    Dance/Song Teams
    Perform at football and basketball games, rallies, and competitions

    Cheer Teams

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