If you would like to sign-up or audition for choirs for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete this Google Form, ASAP! Auditions are starting May 4th.
There is also a QR code towards the bottom of this page, to give you a link to the same Google Form!
Welcome to Mrs. Rutherford's Distance Learning Classroom!
We are now using Google Classroom. An invite was already sent to all students, using their district email. If students or parents need the class code, please email Mrs. R.
Choir lessons are posted on Monday mornings, giving students the entire week to work on assignments and turn them in virtually. We will focus on essential standards in music, and create music in fun and creative ways through our distance learning time.
Huskies, remember to keep bringing music into this world! We need it now, more than ever.
Each choir class has been given a code before school was closed, to sign-up with Remind for messages pertaining to each individual choir. Email me for the code if you do not yet have it.
Virtual Office Hours will be Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11am-1pm. You may contact me by email during this time, or through other ways posted in Google Classroom.
We will be using Google Classroom to post lessons and assignments. Students will use Google Classroom to upload or submit their work as well. Grades will be updated in Aeries.
WELCOME TO HUSKY CHOIR!!!
I know we are going to have a GREAT year, Huskies! This year we have five fabulous Husky choirs!
Women's Choir -- a beginning choir for Husky ladies in all grades. This choir is offered first period.
Mixed Choir -- beginning choir for men and women, a great opportunity for singers new to choir -- lots of fun! This choir meets during 6th period.
Concert Choir -- intermediate choir for both men and women, more challenging! Open to all during fifth period, by audition, come meet with Mrs. Rutherford if you're interested!
Treble Choir -- advanced, auditioned choir for ladies only, singing in 3-4 parts! This is an auditioned choir second period!
Chamber Singers -- these top Husky singers have been auditioned into this advanced choir with many extra performance opportunities! This class meets third period and is already auditioned for the school year.
We also have extra performance opportunities for any GUYS interested in singing in Men's Ensemble after school, whether you're enrolled in a choir class or not! We will start on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30, and anyone is welcome to join!
Handbells meets after school and is open to all that are interested -- should have basic knowledge of reading music, and be ready for rehearsal with some crazy and fun students! Mondays (or another day if so decided) 2:30-4:00
Here is the QR code that will give you the Google Form to complete if you would like to sign-up or audition for choirs for the 2020-2021 school year!
These are the dates for our performances for the 2019-2020 school year.Remember that all performances are mandatory, and an important part of your grade. More information can be found in your Choir Handbook! You will be given this to take home, read, and sign. It will also be under "Class Files" on this website.Performances will be in the CHHS Theater, starting at 7 p.m. All choir students should plan on arriving by 5:30 on performance evenings. We encourage ALL family and friends to attend and enjoy a wonderful evening of choral music! =)
Please mark these concert dates on your calendar now!
Wednesday, October 23rd and Thursday, October 24th. Our theme is music of America, with our focus on music lyrics by American poets! We will also have a special tribute to the members of our military, veterans and those actively serving. ALL VETERANS and ACTIVE MILITARY may attend the concert for FREE!!!
On December 11th and December 12th, we will present our winter concert. We will celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and the fun of the winter season with many of your favorite songs!
The District Choir Showcase has been scheduled for March 16th at Ayala High School. The performance is free for all to attend, and starts at 6 pm. Chamber Singers and Treble Choir will perform at this time.
Our spring concert will be Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th. This will be a fun concert with a theme to be decided by our Husky choir students. Details will soon follow!
Our final concerts of the year will be Wednesday and Thursday, May 13th and 14th. We will travel around the world with music in different languages and musical styles. This is always one of my favorite concerts of the year!
TURN IN the last page of your CHOIR HANDBOOK to Mrs. Rutherford. This must be signed by student and parent, and completed by August 30th.Give 100% in class EVERY DAY! Be an Academic Achiever, Huskies -- work hard and we will create something awesome together."You can do, if you choose to."
Mrs. Laura Rutherford is in her 16th year teaching choral music at Chino Hills High School. She LOVES being a Husky, and has worked to build the choir program from the start, to 200 students in five choirs!Her passion for music has lead her to the classroom, after years of study as a classical pianist and accompanist, member of choral ensembles in the community and church, and singer, dancer, and actress in many community theater productions."Mrs. R" is excited to be co-advisor for the Christians on Campus club."Let music never die in me, forever let my spirit sing!"