Grief Counselors Available

For those students needing to speak with a counselor, MHS has grief counseling available for students and staff members in room 228 and Student Services. Please feel free to visit with one of these counselors.

Prayer Vigil Tuesday, November 15th

Zion Lutheran Church will be holding a prayer vigil tonight for the Brunson family and friends at 6 p.m. at Zion - 513 Sycamore Street for anyone who would like to attend.

Holiday Stroll Friday, December 2nd

Students will be performing at CBI Bank and Trust (the old Central State Bank) on Friday, December 2nd for the Muscatine Holiday Stroll. Stop by and see us!

2016 All-State Festival

The festival will be held November 17-19 at ISU in Ames, Iowa. The concert will take place the evening of Saturday, November 19th. If you would like tickets, you can purchase them through TicketMaster online, over the phone, or at any TicketMaster outlet for $20 plus fees. They go on sale Tuesday, October 25th and go fast!

Fall Fundraiser

The Fall Fundraiser has begun! Contact your director if you have questions or need more cards to sell. These discount cards are a great deal: 21 Muscatine and Fruitland businesses are on the card with deals from percentage discounts to buy-one-get-one deals--and only $10. You can make that $10 back in one use in some cases! If you have questions or would like to purchase a discount card, contact Teale Burford or Jonathan Ryan, or any choir member.

Q2 Lessons

Lessons have begun! Make sure you get your voice lesson pass from your director. Lesson schedule and passes are available on the "Resources and Links" page under "Voice Lesson Resources".

Choir T-Shirts

MHS Choral Department t-shirts will be available for purchase in the next couple of weeks. Shirts will be $13 if we order between 12 and 35, and only $9 if we order 36 or more. We encourage choir members and their families to purchase t-shirts! Ordering information coming soon. A preview of the front of the shirt is available under "Resources and Links".


Congratulations to all who auditioned! It was a great day with the most prepared students we've ever had. Eight out of sixteen singers were selected for the All-State Choir--GREAT JOB!!

National Honor Choir

Results will be posted on the ACDA website on November 15th by audition number.

Email Sign Up

Please register your email for MHS Vocal Music Updates! See the "Email Sign Up" page to get started.

Voice Lessons

Voice lessons begin the week of September 6th. Voice lesson passes for Mrs. Burford are now available for download and printing on the "Resources and Links" page. If you lose your voice lesson pass and need a new one, you are responsible for printing one off.

Handbook/Handbook Form

Our 2016-2017 Handbook is now on the website under "Resources and Links". Parents and students are asked to please carefully read through the handbook and return the handbook form to Mrs. Burford or Mr. Ryan by Friday, September 2nd!

Interested in supporting the MHS Choral Program?

Our Boosters have a great Partnership Program that you can become involved in! Donations earn incentives and support our Vocal Music Boosters, who in turn support our students in curricular and extra-curricular choirs. It's a great way to ensure a quality program and environment for our students. Details will be available at the Fall Concert on October 6th, or you can email Teale Burford or Jonathan Ryan for more information.

2016-2017 Highlights

National Honor Choir Auditionees

Margaret Compton

Megan Keitel

Joshua Lary

Yahzmeen Wooten

Joshua Lary was chosen to participate in this prestigious ensemble! Congratulations, Josh!

IHSMA All-State Choir Auditionees

Olivia Bastin - Alto 1

Madison Bebber - Alto 1

Kaleb Drawbaugh - Tenor 2

Zeke Ellis - Tenor 2

Kendi Jones - Alto 1

Jaelynn Klein - Soprano 1

Joshua Lary - Tenor 1

McKenzie Lofgren - Soprano 1

Camilla McNeely - Soprano 2

Njeri Mungara - Alto 1

Elizabeth Richardson - Soprano 2

Allison Ryan - Alto 2

Elizabeth Shield - Alto 2

Leah Shield - Soprano 1

Zoie Stafford - Soprano 1

Tory Thompson - Alto 2

Those names in bold were selected to participate in the 2016 All-State Choir Festival. Congratulations and thank you to all who auditioned!

OPUS 9th Grade Honor Choir

Olivia Bastin* - Alto

McKenzie Lofgren* - Soprano

Drake Rudolph - Tenor

Emma Sand - Alto

Jonathan Taverna - Tenor

Those names in bold were selected for the 2016 OPUS Honor Choir. Congratulations!

*Was selected for All-State and will not be participating in OPUS.

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