Show your NH Choir spirit by ordering from our online Apparel Store through GPSA. In addition to some of the items sold back in the fall that our members received over the holidays, new items for spring have been added to the store. Visit nhchoir.apparel412.com to order. Online ordering window will be from February 15-March 15 with orders arriving before the spring music trip to Williamsburg at the end of April.
The 5th annual Cabaret Night sponsored by the Choral Parents Association of NHSD will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 12. The A Side of the High School Cafeteria will be transformed into a coffee shop with an “open mic night” feel to it. Admission is $5, which includes light refreshments provided by the choral parents. The evening features solos, duets, and small groups from the choirs in a relaxed setting. Students select their own music and prepare mostly on their own. Styles represented include pop, Broadway, and original compositions sung a cappella, with piano or guitar.
“This event has grown in popularity over the past several years as more students have participated and word has gotten out,” said Shaun Cloonan, high school choral director and music teacher. “I think giving the students an opportunity to share their own personalities by selecting their own songs is important, and their friends and families enjoy supporting them.”
All proceeds from the event benefit the high school choral program, which includes a tour with the whole high school music department to Williamsburg, VA, where each ensemble will perform for judged competitive ratings at the Music in the Parks festival.
North Hills School District instrumentalists and vocalists have been chosen to perform at various Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) upcoming music festivals.
Seniors Steven Liao - violin, Stephanie Latona - violin and Brandon Falcona - viola and junior Emily Kaup - French horn were selected for the PMEA Regional Orchestra Festival, which will be held at State College High School on Feb. 25 to 27.
Senior Arran Collins - clarinet; juniors Quinten Harkness - saxophone and Emily Kaup - French horn and sophomore Ellie Urich – bassoon will represent North Hills at the PMEA Regional Band Festival, which will be held at Valley High School on March 9 to 11.
Juniors Brandon Hackimer - Bass II and Josh Mann - Tenor II were selected to represent North Hills at the PMEA Regional Choral Festival, which will be held at Western Beaver High School on March 16 to 18.
The festivals combine the talents of more than 100 high school students from nine counties in western Pennsylvania. Students were selected based upon audition results during the recent district festivals. At the regional festivals, students will audition for the PMEA All-State Conference in Hershey on April 1 and 2.
This site provides information and updates for students, parents, and friends of the choral ensembles and musical theater productions in the North Hills School District.
North Hills Choirs -- North Hills High School -- 53 Rochester Road -- Pittsburgh, PA 15229 -- 412.318.1400 x3047