Every student at WNS participates in choir. Members of choir focus on music literacy, vocal techniques, and music appreciation. Elements of musicianship, harmony, collaboration, and movement are key aspects of middle school music. Students showcase their learning by participating in several performances throughout the school year. Mr. Pease, the choral music teacher, previously taught and conducted choirs, grades K-12, in Bloomington, IL and in Manhattan Beach. He holds a masters degree in music education from Illinois State University.
Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day: Students in middle school perform a combined choral piece for this important event.
Winter Program: This is the largest and most-attended performing arts event of the school year. Every student at WNS perform musical selections, often with costumes, props, and choreography.
5th Grade Cultural Fair: A collaboration with several other departments, students learn musical pieces to compliment their various scenes in the show. The event focuses on family histories, narratives, and an appreciation of our cultures and our past.
Spring Choral Concert: Students in middle school perform a variety of choral music in this culminating formal concert in the MPR.
Festival Choir is a non-auditioned advanced vocal ensemble. All WNS students in grades 6-8 are welcome to join. Rehearsals typically take place before school twice a week and begin in January. Students attend a competitive choral music festival near the end of the school year. The focus in this choir is on more traditional, advanced choral repertoire.