Celina High School Choirs

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Celina High School Choirs

Celina High School
715 E. Wayne Street
Celina, OH 45822
Phone: 419-586-8300 X 1500
Fax: 419-584-0307


Welcome to the CHS Choirs Website. On this page you will be able to find ALL the information you may need for class, revised schedule information and more. Please check back often as all of the information on this page will be the most up-to-date. For ease of use on mobile devices, tablets, et cetera, I have chosen to post all of the information on this page straight into the HTML rather than have you download specific documents- this information should be viewable on ANY device used to access the page. If you are having trouble viewing the content of the CHS/CMS Choirs page, please let me know immediately via email at [email protected] The Google Classroom class codes are:
                                                    Concert Choir:  3ys9g9b                   Chamber Choir: nn22h3
Dog House Concessions Volunteers needed! Below I have listed the schedule for football games, with the home games starred. I will be announcing this is in class, but please check the dates below and be prepared to volunteer! Service credits will be awarded for students who sign up, show up, and stay the whole time! As a reminder, service credits are a required component for being awarded a Varsity Letter in choir! Read more about that in the CHS Choirs Syllabus, posted below! 
Spring Pops Concert - CHS Lecture Hall 
2019-2020 CHS Choirs Schedule
Friday, 10/25/19  - TBA
SSB Performance – Celina Stadium
Thursday, 11/14/19 - 7pm 
Fall Classics Concert - CHS Lecture Hall
Sunday, 12/15/19 - 6pm
Messiah Dress Rehearsal - Grand Lake United Methodist Church - St. Paul Campus 
Monday, 12/16/19 - 7pm
Messiah Performance - Grand Lake United Methodist Church - St. Paul Campus
1/18/20 – Solo and Ensemble Registration DUE
Saturday, 2/15/20 - ALL DAY
OMEA District III - S&E Adjudicated Event - Memorial HS - St. Marys**
Friday/Saturday, 3/13-3/14/20
Thursday, 3/5/20 - 7pm
MIOSM Concert - CHS Lecture Hall
Thursday, 5/14/20 - 7pm
Spring Pops Concert - CHS Lecture Hall
Messiah Rehearsals 2019- see above for dress rehearsal and performance information.

Messiah Rehearsal Schedule 2020

Sunday, 11/1

Sunday, 11/8

Sunday, 11/15

Sunday, 11/22

Monday, 11/29

Sunday, 12/6

Sunday, 12/13








Messiah Rehearsal #1

Messiah Rehearsal #2

Messiah Rehearsal #3

Messiah Rehearsal #4

Messiah Rehearsal #5

Messiah Rehearsal #6

Dress Rehearsal

normal'>Dog House Concessions Dates:

normal'>8/28 – Versailles

normal'>9/4 – Shawnee

normal'>9/25 – Bath

normal'>10/16 – Wapakoneta

normal'>10/30 – Van Wert


2020-2021 CHS Choirs Schedule


Friday, 10/25/20 – 6:30pm

SSB Performance – Celina Stadium


Thursday, 11/12/19 - 7pm 

Fall Classics Concert - CHS Lecture Hall


Sunday, 12/13/19 - 6pm

Messiah Dress Rehearsal - Grand Lake United Methodist Church - St. Paul Campus 


Monday, 12/14/19 - 7pm

Messiah Performance - Grand Lake United Methodist Church - St. Paul Campus


12/26/20 – Solo and Ensemble Registration DUE


Saturday, 1/23/21 - ALL DAY

OMEA District III - S&E Adjudicated Event - Memorial HS - St. Marys**


Thursday, 3/11/21 - 7pm

MIOSM Concert - CHS Lecture Hall


Thursday, 5/13/21 - 7pm

* Students will be selected for this performance by the director, based on voicing, daily participation by the student, and logistics.

** Students choose to sign up for Solo and Ensemble. There is a soloist fee of $25.00 if a student decides to participate. This helps to cover registration and accompanist fees.

Students may miss 2 (two) of the following Messiah rehearsals 1-6 without any grade penalty, for any reason. Any additional absences will result in point deductions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Trisel via email at [email protected]


Celina High School Choral Department

Syllabus 2019-2020

Students and parents are encouraged to check student progress on Progress Book regularly. Please notify Mr. Trisel if you discover any discrepancy with grading. Be proactive: do NOT wait until after grades are submitted at the end of each quarter!


Daily participation – 10 pts. (50 pts. weekly)

         Points will be deducted for lack of participation in allclass activities.

Individual Singing/Musicianship Assessments– 20-50 pts. (4 per semester)

Students will occasionally be asked to record themselves and evaluate the recording, using the CHS Choirs rubric. Grades are based on both participation and content of the assessment.

Performance Participation – 150 pts.

Points will be deducted for tardiness, dress code violations, and participation during performance. This includes time NOT spent singing… you are a performer from the second you step into the venue!

Messiah Rehearsals – 30 pts. x 6 rehearsals = 180 pts.

Points will be deducted for tardiness and/or early departure and for lack of participation. These rehearsals are of tremendous importance in preparation of the work.

Messiah Dress Rehearsal– 50 pts.


Please note that absences will only be excused if the director is informed in advance (and for a LEGITIMATE reason!) or a signed doctor’s note is provided immediately following the absence. Keeping in mind students’ other school activities and responsibility to notify work, every effort will be made by the director to work around other scheduled school activities. Conflicts should be discussed with the director in advance of the conflict.


Students are expected to attend all performances in which their ensemble performs. Performance dates are set as early as possible so that students and parents can plan accordingly. This year, that means that the dates were provided to you during the 2019-2020 school year. Call times for students will be provided at least 2 weeks before a performance. Call times will be sent out via Google Classroom and will be posted on the choir website. Google Classroom is also a great resource that I will be requiring you to sign up for during the 2019-2020 school year. I will be posting rehearsal tracks throughout the year and it is your responsibility to practice with them at home, as needed.

Students are expected to stay for the ENTIRE performance. Students will not be excused from performances because of work, homework/studying, or other non-school related activities.

If a student does not show up to a performance, or another *completely unavoidable* obligation comes up, the student can expect to earn a grade of “0” for that performance. The performing aspect of being in choir is completely unique and cannot be duplicated in rehearsal. It is an essential component of this course. Do NOT let your fellow singers down by not showing up! Points lost for a performance absence can be earned by completing an academic assignment, the content of which will be at the discretion of the director. Only partial credit will be awarded for these assignments.

Concert Apparel:

Students who are dressed inappropriately for concerts will lose performance participation points. The district’s dress code applies to events outside of the school day. Jeans, athletic shoes, flip flops, anything low-cut or revealing, and mini-skirts are NEVER appropriate for concerts. High-heeled footwear will not be permitted. Concert dress will be further discussed in each class, as attire varies from group to group.


Classroom/Rehearsal Rules and Procedures

Be on time to class, with your music folder and a pencil.

Any student arriving to class late without a pass will be reported to office, who will handle discipline for accumulated tardies.

No food, no drinks, no gum in class.

Only WATER is permitted in the choir room. Any other food/drink items will need to be disposed of upon entering the room.

Students need to respect the learning/rehearsal process and remain quiet.

There will be times daily when one group/section is singing and others are not. During those times the sections not being worked with need to remain quiet. Other coursework/books are not permitted. If you respect your peers and remain silent, you won’t have time to accomplish anything anyway! Students are expected to stand for a large portion of the class and must be quiet when standing up and sitting down. These transitions are crucial for maintaining a productive rehearsal. Any student who frequently disrupts class will be asked to leave the choir program at the director’s discretion.

Hall passes will be granted only with student's own agenda, at the director’s discretion.

Passes should only be requested when absolutely necessary. Leaving and returning is distracting and disrupts rehearsal.


Electronic devices are not permitted in rehearsal. They may be checked at the beginning and end of class, but during the lesson they are to be OUT OF SIGHT.

If Mr. Trisel sees or hears a device he will ask for it and student will need to retrieve it from the office. If a student does not hand over the device, he or she will be sent to the office for insubordination. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS for the 2019-2020 school year. ZERO. Repeat offenders will be asked to place his/her device on the piano for the duration of the class period every day.


Choir rehearsal is a safe environment. Disrespect will not be tolerated.

Disrespect for a classmate, teacher, substitute teacher, or school property will result in strong disciplinary action, starting with detention, parent phone call, and student/parent/teacher/administrator conferencing. Choir is a team sport and everyone should feel comfortable contributing. This goes for posting negative comments related to this course on social media. It will not be tolerated. Disrespect for classmates, teachers, or school property can result in removal from choral program.


Students are expected to participate to the best of their ability. Period. 

Mr. Trisel demands a fun, fast-paced, productive rehearsal each and every day. Choir can be a lot of fun, but only when we are working at peak productivity. Choir can also be a real drag when nothing is being accomplished. A good choir has discipline. A great choir has discipline and has fun. 


Varsity Letters in Choir

Varsity letters can be earned in choir by any student completing the following requirements:

  •       A minimum of 2 years in CHS Choirs.
  •       A minimum of 3 service credits per year in choir
  •       Service Credits: Service credits may be earned in service of the program and through additional practice/skill-building activities that further your musical ability and therefore the program. Examples of service credit activities include: working the Dog House Concessions Stand, taking a solo to Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event, competing in a singing/talent competition, and any other reasonably verifiable activity okayed by Mr. Trisel.
  •       Good academic standing and attendance
Repeatable assignment for E-Day 1, 2 and 3. You MUST choose a different composer for each! Please create a google doc that you will then share with Mr. Trisel via classroom. It is due based on district policy.

Biographical sketch of a composer

Choose from any of the listed composers below. Write a minimum 1/2 page biography of your chosen composer. Your paper must be at least 1/2 page, double spaced, 12 font. This will count as credit for 1 make-up lesson for the quarter. You must cite all of your sources.

Your paper must provide the following information about your composer:
• When and where the person was born and died.
• Where they spent most of their life.
• What era of classical music does the composer come from (classical, romantic, baroque, renaissance, modern, etc…)
• Names of their most influential works.
• What composers influenced them and why. What composers they influenced and why.
• At least 3 interesting stories or facts about their lives.

Composer choices: Hildegard von Bingen, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, Bela Bartok, Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch, Frederic Chopin, Aaron Copland, Arcangelo Corelli, Claude Debussy, Antonin Dvorak, Edward Elgar, Gabriel Faure, Geroge Gershwin, Christoph Gluck, Edvard Grieg, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Charles Ives, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Zoltan Kodaly, Edouard Lalo, Franz Liszt, Gustav Mahler, Benedetto Marcello, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Musorgsky, Johann Pachelbel, Alma Mahler, Sergei Prokofiev, Giacomo Puccini, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gioachino Rossini, Camille Saint-Saens, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Johann Stamitz, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Giuseppe Tartini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Georg Philipp Telemann, Amy Beach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Giuseppe Verdi, Antonio Vivaldi, Richard Wagner, Carl Maria von Weber, Anton Webern, Fanny Mendelssohn, Nadia Boulanger.

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