Welcome to Braden River Chorus!
Dear Prospective Pirate
The Braden River High School Chorus Program is comprised of students, parents, teacher, and community supporters who advocate for powerful and passionate choral performances. Any in student in ninth through twelfth grade is eligible to participate. The BRHS Choir program strives to create an environment that is supportive, inclusive, and safe for ALL students! The Choirs believe that when you work together as one, putting aside differences, anything is possible! Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions for students who are interested in joining the chorus program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to audition to be in choir?
The only ensembles that students must audition for is River Rhapsody and Women's Chorale. If you are not comfortable with auditioning we have a choir for you. All you need to do is make sure your place choir as one of you top choices on your registration sheet and Mr. Desmond will place you in the appropriate choir.
Will taking choir take up all of my time?
No. Here at Braden River we have students from all over the school including athletes, cheerleaders, drama students, band, and orchestra, just to name a few! Students will also are highly involved in after school clubs and activities.
Do I have to come to all after school rehearsals and performances.
Yes, this is a requirement and participation in concerts makes up a large portion of your grade. If you absolutely cannot attend, you must personally discuss and submit your situation in writing with Mr. Desmond per the syllabus/handbook and an alternative assignment will be given pending the situation.
What if I can't make room in my schedule?
You can! Your guidance counselor might suggest that you not take chorus in order to take other classes that are required to graduate (such as American Government), but there is always a way, and you will absolutely find that taking Chorus is worth it. F.L.V.S is a great way to take a course online a free up room for orchestra. You will never have the opportunity to take orchestra later in life unless you are a music major. Talk with Mr. Desmond if you have any concerns.