Choirs are often thought of simply as performing groups.
In the Horlick Vocal Music Program, we strive to go far beyond this. The
Horlick Vocal Music Program consists of a four year musical journey. The
main objectives, by graduation, are as follows:
To have each student become a better musician and a better person through a
comprehensive study of choral music and music theory.
To learn about the often evaded subjective side of our beings by learning
how to perceive and react to the elements of music at a deeper level.
To perform, listen to, analyze, compose and improvise music.
To play some instruments at a basic skill level.
To develop competent music reading skills.
To relate music to other disciplines and nonmusical things in the world.
To relate music to history and culture.
To carry a love of singing and making music into the post-high school years.
Our mission in the Horlick Vocal Music Program is to
educate every child to their fullest potential through the study of music in
relation to the above objectives.
Choirs from Horlick High School have an international
reputation and have performed at places including, but not limited to:
Symphony Hall (London)
Hamlet's Castle (Denmark)
Smetana Hall (Prague)
Performing Arts Center (Milwaukee, WI)
Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY)
Statue of Liberty (New York, NY)
St. John the Divine (New York, NY)
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center (Honolulu, HI)
various states, including Washington, Kentucky, Georgia, North and South
Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee,
Arizona and Hawaii.
In the Spring of 2004, the Horlick Chorale received the
highest score among all participating ensembles, instrumental and vocal, in a
Universal Studios Music Festival held in Orlando, Florida.
Although performance is a big part of each group's
schedule, your goal is to really know music and how it works so that you may
have a lifetime of enjoyment. If you work hard and stay with the program,
the memories and moments that will come from your experiences here will stay
with you for the rest of your lives. This is a very unique aspect of the
performing arts that is not attainable by most other subject areas.