The 2019 Hillsborough High School Choir was recently recognized at a Hillsborough Township Committee meeting for having a successful year.
The choir was honored with a proclamation at a township committee meeting on December 17, which was presented by Mayor Frank DelCore and committee members.
In April, the Hillsborough Choir participated in an Invitational Festival of Gold in Chicago following their performances at the Montreal International Competition, Canada. The choir is conducted under the direction of Julianna LoBiondo and under the direction of the Choir Council, which consists of Falcon Burns; Evan Centofanti; Matthieu Conlon; Shaan Desai; Owen Gavigan; Zoe Hack; Lyra Koncsol; Elizabeth LeBoeuf; Max Miller; Aiden Minter; Sabrina Schubert; Caitlin Schwarz; and Hiba Siddiqui.
In addition, 12 students were selected by the New Jersey Music Educators Association to perform with 350 students at the Atlantic City Convention Center and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center under the direction of Sandra Snow.
Six students have been selected and will perform at the NJPAC under the direction of Nicole Snodgrass.
21 choir students were also selected by the Central New Jersey Music Educator Association to perform at Monroe High School on January 27 last year under the direction of Jennifer Sengin and John Wilson.
All three choirs received Gold ratings of 95 out of 100, as well as three Adjucators Awards, an Outstanding Soloist Award and the Choral Competition Award.
âHillsborough Township Committee Congratulates Hillsborough High [School] Choir, choir director, conductors and parents, not only for their successful year, but for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the arts, âDelCore said in a statement.
At the December 17 reunion, the choir also performed an impromptu request from DelCore to sing a rendition of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
Following a reading of the group’s proclamation, DelCore noted that in addition to their efforts in competitions and performances, the students also sing at several municipal events.
âThe choir has been so wonderful for the township committee and the township in general,â DelCore said at the meeting. âThey volunteer to perform at our annual ‘Salute to the Veterans’ breakfast. They are obviously very efficient in their competitions.
Along with the choir, Hillsborough High School offers a wide range of programs through its music department for students to get involved. The high school offers several programs aimed at providing opportunities for any student, regardless of their musical background, and offers courses tailored to a variety of ability levels with development-based advancement opportunities.
High school music department programs include AP Music Theory; Freshman gang; Harmony orchestra; Concert choir; Guitar I & II; Mixed chorale; Treble chorale; Musical explorations; Music technology and application I & II; Musical theory I & II; Orchestra; and wind ensemble
In addition to the course offerings, students can participate in a variety of extracurricular organizations to deepen their musical experiences such as All School Musical; Choir council; Honorary Society of Music Tri M; Holiday Choir; Joy; Fanfare; Jazz group; Jazz ensemble; Pit orchestra; Winter guard; Percussion ensemble; and Saxophone quartet.