Newtown Middle School Choral Program
By joining a choir at Newtown Middle School, you are taking a big step to belong to some of the largest student groups at the school. More importantly you are setting yourself up for an exciting year filled with concert performances at NMS, festival opportunities (like County Choir and Vocal Thunder), a New York theatre trip (optional), and a music competition at Dorney Park. Many choristers also audition for CRAFTPlayers, Newtown Middle School’s theatre troupe.
Choraliers: the choir for all young women. It meets on Mondays and Thursdays during RA.
Young Men’s Vocal Ensemble (YMVE): the group for all guys. YMVE meets on Tuesdays during RA.
Middlemasters: open to boys and girls by audition. It meets on Wednesdays and Fridays during RA.
Perfect attendance is expected by all singers, unless you are absent from school, of course. RA period priorities are as follows:
- Music Rehearsals (Band, Choir, Orchestra)
- Make up tests / Academic help
- Clubs and other Organizations
- Other commitments
Singers may also participate in Orchestra and/or Band. A schedule will be designed for these musicians.
Winter: Monday, December 16th – All choral and string groups in same concert.
Spring: Monday, May 11th, at NMS - All choral and string groups in same concert.
Vocal Thunder – boys only, by invitation. Friday, November 22, 2019 at NMS. Fees apply.
BCMEA (Bucks County Music Educators Association) – selected from Middlemasters, by invitation. Auditions on Tuesday, January 7th at New Hope-Solebury HS. Festival on March 19th and 20th in the Pennridge School District.
Dorney Park – all choirs, orchestra, jazz and concert bands participate. Friday, May 29, 2020. Fees apply.
All singers wear the NMS performance uniform. Seventh graders will be fitted later this Fall and a modest cleaning fee will be collected. Eighth graders should still have their uniform from last year, larger sizes for trade up will be made available later this Fall.