Central Lyon High School Vocal Music
Concert Choir is open to any student who wishes to participate and is willing to accept the responsibility of working in a group. The Central Lyon Concert Choir is the largest vocal ensemble and meets five days a week. We learn a variety of literature from the classics to the contemporary with an emphasis on proper singing technique and musicianship. Grading is based on class participation, weekly voice lessons and concert choir performances.
Jazz Choir is an auditioned group that meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:25-8:00. The literature consists of jazz and swing music. The jazz choir performs on various concerts throughout the year, they Christmas carol at the local nursing homes in December, and in the spring they perform a ministry of music at the local churches in town. In February they compete at a number of contests and they audition to compete at Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships in Des Moines in March.
Swing Choir is open to any student in the concert choir. The swing choir performs a variety of contemporary music including swing, pop, and Broadway with an emphasis on dancing while singing. The swing choir performs on the Swing Show in March.
All-State is an extra music opportunity for students wanting to sing more challenging music. From the beginning of the school year through mid-October, students work on learning 7-8 collegiate level pieces of music. In October, they travel to Storm Lake to audition for this prestigious event. If selected, they will join over 600 other singers from all over the state at Iowa State to put these pieces of music together and give an amazing concert in November.
Musical is an extra music opportunity for students wanting to perform Broadway shows on the Central Lyon stage. The musical challenges students to act, sing and dance at the same time. Auditions are held the first few days of school and the show is performed at the end of October or early November. Students can participate on stage or they can also help by being on stage crew, running lights or running the sound booth.