ENCORE SHOW CHOIR
ENCORE SHOW CHOIR (year-long course, prerequisite: audition, GPA of 2.0 or higher with no Ds or Fs)
Encore is the show choir at TRMS, consisting of ladies and gentlemen of all ages. Placement in the group is by audition only, and the commitment to the choir must be for both fall and spring semesters. This choir performs in our Winter, Spring and Pop concerts, as well as also participating in our Fall Choral Exchange, several show choir competitions in the spring, our District Vocal Festival in March, and performances at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. In addition, Encore members have a major performance project each semester. Our annual holiday extravaganza, “Singing in the Snow,” is in December, and we host our annual show choir festival during spring competition season.
Encore members generally have choreography rehearsals after school on Mondays (3:40 - 5:10 p.m.) and Wednesdays (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.) until competition season begins. During competition season and second semester, rehearsals after school are on Wednesdays only. Special rehearsals may be called as needed to prepare for performances. All Encore members are expected to keep these days clear on their schedules, and to attend all after-school rehearsals.
Outside of our concerts, Encore is often asked to sing at PTA/board meetings, assemblies, holiday events in the community, and other special performances. If you are in Encore, you will be expected to participate in these events as part of your commitment to the choir. Information regarding special performances will be made available as soon as possible, so that our singers can arrange their busy schedules accordingly.
All members of Encore are required to sing in another choir here at TRMS. This is to aid our singers in continuing to build advanced musicianship and performance skills, concentrating especially on sight-singing and appropriate vocal technique and style for a multitude of different types of music.
There are many extra costs associated with being a member of Encore. Please check out our audition info page for more details.