The Bishop Blanchet Vocal Music Program is comprised of five choirs: the Vocal Ensemble, Treble Choir, Bass Choir, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Choir. With nearly 100 students enrolled, the Vocal Music Program is a flourishing part of the BBHS Arts Department.
The Vocal Ensemble is an intermediate-level choir, open to students who have previous singing experience. This group gives students the opportunity to build their singing and music skills in a large ensemble setting. This choir meets during 0 period.
The Chamber Choir is an intermediate/advanced, select choir open by audition to all singers. The Chamber Choir performs a variety of advanced repertoire from a range of genres and musical styles.
The Treble Choir is a beginning-level ensemble that provides treble voices (sopranos and altos) an opportunity to build vocal, sight-reading, and music theory skills. All new-to-BBHS choir singers should enroll in Treble Choir before earning successful placement in Vocal Ensemble or other ensembles.
The Bass Choir is a beginning-level ensemble that provides bass voices (tenors, baritones and basses) an opportunity to build vocal, sight-reading, and music theory skills. All new-to-BBHS choir singers should enroll in Bass Choir before earning successful placement in Vocal Ensemble or other ensembles.
The Jazz Choir is an auditioned group that participates in various competitions and jazz festivals all around the Northwest. They regularly attend the Reno Jazz Festival and the DeMiero Jazz Festival. This choir consists of up to 16 singers and a full rhythm section with drums, bass, piano and potentially guitar.