Selah is a dedicated group of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students who have elected to join and commit to an elementary choir. This is a voluntary program and offers students the opportunity to learn about vocal technique, choral practices, and gain performance experience.
Choir members come together and rehearse twice a week in order to prepare for the performances they give throughout the year. These performances included the FCS “Sounds of Christmas” Concert, participating in the Glendora Christmas Parade, competing with local choirs in the ACSI Choral Festival, and the FCS Spring Concert. Song selections include a variety of genres and difficulty levels, and all represent the values and beliefs that FCS holds as a Christian institution.
The purpose of Selah is to provide training and tools for students to not only learn about singing, but also to discover a deeper and richer aspect of worship through music.
Foothill Christian School’s most advance vocal group is open all 6th -8th Grade students on an audition basis. Students may audition to join this group anytime throughout the year. Exultation Choir was formed to give students the opportunity to learn and practice traditional choral pieces that utilize complex harmonies, rhythms, and languages. This group performs music from a variety of genres spanning traditional Latin pieces through modern gospel and barbershop-styles. Exultation student rehearse weekly and try to maintain a flexible schedule to allow students to participate in multiple simultaneous activities and programs.
Students 2nd grade and older, who wish to gain a more personalized vocal training experience may sign up for private vocal lessons with Mrs. Miralles. These weekly lessons are arranged with the instructor and are catered to the student’s specific level and genre of music interest. Students will practice vocal technique through a series of warm-ups and song selections, practice music theory, and will participate in two recitals to gain valuable performance experience.