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Packed with Pride – How you can help

Hey Folks,

Here is a link about Packed with Pride. Let’s help our community by helping out with this project:



Be the hands and feet of a carrying community by doing what you can to alleviate the stress and struggle of those in our community who are in need.


Mr. H

Updating your Google Classroom

Hello Choir Students and Parents,

With the new announcement of school closure through the 28th of April, I want to make sure everyone is up-to-date with the Google Classroom Codes. If you are not a member of the Google Classroom for your choir, please be sure to get signed up. We have a particular need for those members who are in Cantaré, Cantus and Camerata.

Talk to you soon about plans going forward.

Mr. H

Cantaré 2020
Classroom Code:

Cantus 2020
Classroom Code: dsda6jp

Camerata 2020
Classroom Code:

Concert Choir 2020
Classroom Code: 

Choralation 2020
Classroom Code:

Results for OMEA District 14 Solo and Ensemble Contest

Hello All,

Thank you to the wonderful students who attended our OMEA District 14 Solo and Ensemble Contest today.
I am pleased that all rooms ran on-time for the whole day. We had fabulous student volunteers from Tigard High School. Thank you!
Congratulations to all who participated and to those who placed. 110 Singers and 30 Ensembles were registered for the day.
Two categories did not have winners today as the necessary standard was not met.
The winners are declared below. Blind scores will be recorded on the OPUSEVENT site later tonight or tomorrow.
Winner: Sara Wittig, Lakeridge High School
1st Alternate: Brett Mason, West Linn High School
Winner: Emily Peterson, Tigard High School
1st Alternate: Emma Wheatcroft, Tualatin High School
Winner: Abby Soderquist, Tigard High School
Winner: Patrick Tervo, West Linn High School
Winner: Aaron Dawson, West Linn High School
No Winner
Small Treble Ensemble
Winner: Dockside Dollies, Lake Oswego High School
1st Alternate: TuHs Treble Flower Duet, Tualatin High School
2nd Alternate: TuHs Treble Duet, Tualatin High School
Large Treble Ensemble
Winner: SA of West A, West Linn High School
Small Tenor/Bass Ensemble
No Winner
Large Tenor/Bass Ensemble
Winner: Boys of West A, West Linn High School
Small Mixed Ensemble
Winner: When I Behold Thee, West Linn High School
1st Alternate: Fresh Pitch 4.0
Large Mixed Ensemble
Winner: Fresh Pitch, West Linn High School
1st Alternate: VocalPoint, Newberg High School
2nd Alternate: THS Chamber 2, Tigard High School
Mr. Hawthorne
Event Host
Tigard High School

Unit Three Begins January 6th

For all choirs, January 6th begins Unit Three.

In this unit we start with reevaluating vocal range on each student.

The three major foci for this unit are:

(1) Sightsinging Olympics (getting our key signatures, rhythm, interval and overall sightsinging chops up to speed.

(2) Guiding interested students in preparing for District Solo and Ensemble Contest, either as individual entries or in small groups (duet, trio, quartet, sextet, or octet) The event is held on Saturday, February 29th at Tigard High School.

(3) Preparing for the Classics Choir Concert on March 18th in Deb Fennell Auditorium at 7 pm. All Choirs! Plus qualifying soloists and small ensembles!

Check out the music selections on the Listen and Watch section of our website!

Here is to a lot of awesome learning and growth!

Mr. Hawthorne

December Concert and Gigs

December is a busy time for the choir program!

In the next 3 weeks, the choir will be out and about supporting our community in the following concerts:

Dec 4 (9:00 am – 12:00 noon)Choralation sings at Christmas for Kids™ charity event at the Hollywood Fred Meyer. This is our 5th year participating in this amazing event where underprivileged students are supported with a free holiday shopping experience and meet with Santa. Singers wear ugly sweaters and nice blue/black jeans.

Dec 6 (10:30 am – 2:00 pm)All Tigard Choirs sing at the Salem Capitol Rotunda for the Holidays at the Capitol event at 12:00 noon. Singers wear newly delivered choir t-shirts and nice blue/black jeans. (not wholly!) Bring your own lunch!

Dec 7 (6:30 pm call, 7:00 pm performance)Choralation sings for the Summerfield Retirement Community Holiday Party. Students wear formal attire.

Dec 11 (5:00 pm call, 5:30 bus, 8:00 pm Cantus/Camerata Performance, 9:00 pm Concert Choir/Choralation Performance)
The Grotto Performance. Parents are invited to hear students sing in this lovely acoustic! Students wear choir T-shirts, black pants, black socks and black shoes and wear assigned choir robes. Students bring sack dinner. Students return to the Tigard HS campus by 10:30 pm.

Dec 12 (12 noon bus, 12:45 pm performance, back by 1:30 pm) Choralation sings for the Tigard Rotary Luncheon.

Dec 14 (10 am Choralation Performance in Holiday Gear at the Beaverton Ward)

Dec 14 (6 pm Choralation sings for the Tigard City Lights Walk in Holiday Gear!)

Dec 17 (6:30 pm call, 7 pm performance) Choralation sings for the Tigard Rotary Banquet at the Stockpot Restaurant) Students wear formalwear.

Dec 18 (6:00 pm call in Deb Fennell Auditorium, 7 pm Concert)

All Choirs sing! All Choirs wearing robes!

Dec 19 (6:00 pm call in Deb Fennell Auditorium, 7 pm Concert)
All Choirs sing! All Choirs wearing robes!