Vocal Music

Vocal Music Director:  John Miller, 303-982-8121, [email protected]

2020 Letter/Bar Requirements and Activity Point Values
2020 Letter/Bar Request Form

2019-2020 Vocal Music Calendar

Vocal Music Class Syllabus

Requirements for earning a bar or letter - click here.

Courses Offered:


This is our top performing vocal group at Arvada High School. We proudly present a variety of the best in formal choral music from across the musical spectrum. As an honors class, this choir requires an audition and permission of the instructor. Voices are evenly balanced (men and women), and a formal uniform is required (provided).


A dancing and singing group, Modernaires calls for the highest commitment and expertise. Formal outfits are requried, and must be paid for by the student. Co-registration in Chorale, extra time investment, and balanced men and women are fundamental to this class.


Open to women only, this select group explores literature that is especially voiced for female singers. Dancing, a formal outfit (paid for by the student), and a high degree of commitment and expretise is required. Co-registration in Chorale and extra time are also a fundamental part of this class.

Concert Choir:

This group is open to all students at Arvada High School. Students will learn and practice good singing technique and music-reading skills. Students are expected to perform in two concerts per semester. Most of the performance costume is provided byt he department, but students must provided some common pieces (e.g. black shoes or appropriate undergarments).


Vocal Music Boosters:

The Vocal Music Boosters is a group of parents and students who work to support the Vocal Music program at Arvada High School.  Meetings are held in the Choir Room at 6:30 pm. All parents and students are welcome to attend. We value your input, and have regular meetings for planning and coordinating volunteers. Please consider becoming involved with concerts, fundraising, minor repair jobs, or helping with equipment.

Meeting dates for 2019/2020

  • August 26
  • September 23
  • December 2
  • January 13
  • April 27

To volunteer or join the Vocal Music Boosters email list, print, complete and return this form.

Some of the activities where parent volunteers are needed:

  • Fitting and assigning outfits to Concert Choir and Chorale members at the beginning of the year
  • Being available to fit and assign outfits at other times, as needed
  • Helping with heavy lifting---managing fresh fruit orders when they arrive and helping with distribution
  • Helping with pickup and delivery of fresh Colorado-grown greenery items during the holidays
  • Collecting admissions at the doors of the auditorium at concert performances
  • Being available to drive students to outside events
  • Assisting with theatrical needs during the musical: set construction, lighting and sound, costuming, hauling, etc.
  • Managing special events: organizing, setup & teardown, concessions, flowers, decorations, and more 
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