Welcome to the CS Porter Choir Webpage
Phone: 406-728-2400 ext. 4683
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Music Education - California State University, Fresno M. Ed. Educational Leadership - The University of Montana 1st Period: Prep 2nd Period: 7th Grade Choir 3rd Period: 7th Grade Choir 4th Period: Lunch 5th Period: 8th Grade Choir 6th Period: 8th Grade Choir 7th Period: Prep 8th Period: 6th Grade Choir 9th Period: 6th Grade Choir
Varsity Porterliers will be open to all students with treble or unchanged voices, with around 8-10 spots in each voice type available. Portamentos Men's Choir will be open to all male students, regardless of their voice type or classification. Signups for auditions will begin when school starts. Dates and what to prepare are below.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR:
If you want to be in the Varsity Porterliers or Portamentos, you must also commit to every performance. Because of the level of our performances this year, we can not afford to perform without every person. Speak to Mr. Whiteman if you have questions or concerns.
August 28th - First Day of School
September 6th - Last Day to Change Music Classes
September 9-12 - Auditions for Portamentos & Varsity Porterliers
September 13th - Results Posted
September 17 & 18 - Portamentos' Mens Choir Rehearsals
September 19 & 20 - Varsity Porterliers Rehearsals
If you are a 7th or 8th grader hoping to switch your music class from band or orchestra TO choir, please prepare an audition.
(6th graders do not need to audition to switch music classes. Please see your counselor for a form to fill out.)
What to prepare for an audition:
Sing a Solo
Can be with or without background music that best demonstrates your voice.
Try to stay away from pop tunes.
I want to hear YOUR voice, not your attempt to sound like someone else.
There is a YouTube playlist of great solos on the website.
Sing a Major Scale using Do to Do and proper hand signs
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do
You will be asked to count and clap a rhythm.
I will play several notes on the piano, and have you sing them back to me to check pitch matching skills
I will have you sing up 5 pitches and down 5 pitches on "ah" multiple times to find your range and voice type.