Concert Men and Women
These two Monterey concert choirs are designed to introduce students to singing at the high-school level. Enrollment includes freshman with some singing experience and upper-classmen who are new to singing. An emphasis on fundamentals including music literacy and proper singing tone lay the groundwork for students to achieve the musical independence and ability critical for advancement to other ensembles. These choirs may have a few after-school rehearsals throughout the year.
Freshman Advanced Women
This choir is for qualified freshmen women who have extensive singing experience from middle school. Students are auditioned and must be fluent in sight-reading in the keys of F and G and know the basics of tone production and singing in multiple parts.
Treble choir is an intermediate ensemble for women’s voices consisting of upper-classmen and qualified freshman who audition in. Students in this ensemble have demonstrated previous knowledge of the fundamentals of singing and can read basic music notation on day one. Class is designed to pace more quickly to match the advanced student ability level. This choir may have a few after-school rehearsals throughout the year.
The Monterey Chorale is the premier singing group at MHS and is composed almost exclusively of upper-class men and women. Students in this choir have previously mastered the fundamentals of music and rehearsal time is spent on application of these fundamentals in more challenging and expansive settings. This choir meets regularly after-school throughout the year.
This choir meets outside of school and students must be members of the Chorale concurrently and have shown a commitment to choral and personal excellence during previous years in choir at Monterey. Students perform frequently at recruiting and community events in addition to school concerts. As the students are ambassadors who represent Monterey, high character quality is essential to membership