Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue is the premier choral ensemble at Ralston Valley High School. Created when Ralston Valley opened in Fall of 2000, Shades of Blue has been around the country and the globe. Having been invited as the State of Colorado representative in the celebration of the end of World War II in New York City in 2005, as well as being invited to sing at High Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Shades of Blue has met with great reviews with each performance.


Auditioning for Shades of Blue:

1)You must be a member of Concert Choir the same year for which you are auditioning to be a member of Shades of Blue

2)If you are a current member of Concert Choir you must complete a skills audition consisting of Melodic Sight Reading, Rhythmic Sight Reading and Tonal Memory (tonal patterns are played on the piano and sung on a neutral syllable).

3)Sing a two song two minute or less in length, with recorded accompaniment. The song does not have to be from memory and it should reflect how your voice will fit in a chamber choir (remember: Shades of Blue does not sing a lot of pop music). The quality of the recorded accompaniment is unimportant.

4) Complete a Shades of Blue audition project (due at the time of audition). The project should tell more of ‘your story’. What is unique about you? What you will you potentially add to Shades of Blue and their success as an ensemble  . The project can be physical, digital or any form you see fit. (See examples from past Shades of Blue audition projects for ideas in the choir room).


Sub Plans for 2/1/2019

Use this email for all submissions:

if you are struggling with this system of running class when I am not present, please get excused from rehearsal, and plan to meet with me on Mo day to discuss what happens moving forward.

1: Sectional on all music. At the end of each piece email a recording of your section to the email address above. ALL members of each section must be productive.

2: Sing together as an ensemble on each piece and record the last time through on each one and send it to the email address above.

3: Pick one of the songs as your focus. Spend time on detailed work with all memebers giving or having the opportunity to give input. Send a recording and take detailed notes on changes so everyone will have the same notes in their score.


Rehearsal files