Choral Program

Choral Program

2022-23 Calvary Choir
 
The Choral program at Calvary Christian High School provides a comprehensive, Christian vocal music education for all students that equips them to become effective producers of vocal music in our society. Designed to meet each student’s individual learning needs, the program has two classes: Beginning Choir and Calvary Choir. Both classes perform at various events during the year: at concerts, school events, and community outreach performances. Throughout the year, students are selected to participate in smaller vocal ensembles and solo performances, and are offered extracurricular vocal music opportunities such as FVA Solo & Ensemble, and All-State auditions. The Choral program operates within the larger realm of the Fine Arts Department, and frequently collaborates with other classes at our school, such as the Concert Band, Drama program, and the Praise and Worship Band.

Choral Courses

  • Calvary Choir
  • Beginning Choir

Accomplishments

Calvary’s Choral Program balances rigor and service by receiving critical praise in regional festivals and competitions while also serving in the surrounding community. The program routinely participates in the Disney Candlelight Processional in Orlando, FL. Other recent accomplishments include:

2022
  • 3 students selected to an FMEA All-State Choir
  • Straight Superior Rating at FVA District 9 Choral MPA; qualified for State MPA
  • Straight Superior Rating at FVA State Choral MPA
  • Warrior Voices selected to perform National Anthem for Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field
2021
  • 2 students selected to an FMEA All-State Choir
  • Warrior Voices selected to perform National Anthem for Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field
  • Multiple students earned Superior ratings at FVA Solo & Ensemble.
2020
  • 3 students selected to an FMEA All-State Choir
  • Superior Rating at FVA District 9 Choral MPA; qualified for State MPA
  • Multiple students earned Superior ratings at FVA Solo & Ensemble.
  • Warrior Voices selected to perform National Anthem for Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field
2019
  • 2 students selected to an FMEA All-State Choir
  • Straight Superior Rating at FVA District 9 Choral MPA; qualified for State MPA
  • Superior Rating at the ACSI Choral Festival
  • Warrior Voices selected to perform National Anthem for Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field 

Choral Program Videos


Click here for videos from our Choral Program.

The Next Level

Graduates of the Choral Program have gone on to pursue music degrees at The University Of Miami's Frost School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Montclaire State University, Oklahoma City University, and Liberty University, among others
Mr. Brandon Martell


Mr. Brandon Martell
Choral Director

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music, Applied Music
  • Performer’s Certificate Eastman School of Music

Bio

Mr. Martell is a well-rounded musician who is skilled in the arts of music performance, music composition, music arranging, and music pedagogy. He performs professionally as a member of The Dickens Carolers, and has performed with The Florida Orchestra. Mr. Martell is a published composer through Excelcia Music Publishing Company. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by numerous high school and college ensembles, including ensembles at the University of South Florida and the Eastman School of Music. As a music pedagogue, his appointments have included positions at the Salvation Army, Eastman Community Music School, Clearwater Christian College, and Calvary Christian High School.

Scripture

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 (NIV)


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