This course is open to male students in the school who enjoy music and wish to become better singers and performers. Students will sing a variety of music including contemporary rock, pop, Barbershop, classical, and folk music. The class will emphasize rudimentary music theory, sightsinging, and ear training. Students’ proficiency in these areas will increase as they learn to read, rehearse, and perform various choral works of many different musical styles both sacred and secular. There will be many opportunities to participate in concerts, performances, and gigs throughout the area and in collaboration with other music groups at Cardinal Gibbons. Students may take this course in consecutive years; the Honors Option is only available to students in Year 2. *See page 5 regarding PE Deferment for Rising 9th grade students.