Vocal Music

Danielle Besler - Director

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is a mixed-voice ensemble comprised of singers in grades 9-12. This ensemble is open to male students in grades 9-12 and female students in grades 11-12. During the school year, the Concert Choir performs at four major concerts and every week at school liturgies.

Treble Choir

The Treble Choir is a chorus comprised of all female singers in grades 7-12. Treble Choir works to build and improve upon students' singing techniques and musical understanding. The Treble Choir performs at four major concerts during the school year as well as provide the music for several school liturgies.

Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is an auditioned mixed-voice choir open to students in grades 9-12. The students in Chamber Choir demonstrate advanced levels of musical understanding, vocal technique, and ear training. This ensemble learns and performs more challenging repertoire, learns one per part music, practices sight-singing, and performs more frequently for the school and community. The Chamber Choir performs at four major concerts during the school year, performance tours at the local elementary schools and assisted living center, and honor choir performances.

Troubadours (Bass Choir)

A Troubadour is a poet who writes verse to music, particularly about courtly love. While our Troubadours don't always sing about love, these gentlemen sing with great passion and enthusiasm! Gentlemen in grades 7-12 are welcome to participate in this energetic ensemble. The Troubadours perform at each major concert event throughout the school year, as well as the fall and spring elementary tours and provide great entertainment for everyone!

Jr. High Choir

The Jr. High Choir is an exploratory which teaches students the basics of note reading, rhythm, and melody, and the joy of singing.  Students will periodically listen critically to recordings of other choirs who model strong vocal and choral technique.  Students are encouraged to “find their voice” and use it to sing in rounds, unison, and two-part harmony.  The Jr. High Choir performs once per quarter. Students in Junior Choir gain basic skills in preparation for high school choral ensembles.

Stay Informed!! 

E-mail is the primary source of communication with students and parents. Students must get in the practice of checking their emails frequently …Ms. Besler uses email to send out many important notifications/directions/sign-ups/reminders to students. Stay in the loop! 

School Website/Vocal Music Page: There is a calendar of Beckman Catholic Singers events on the choir website. 

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Beckman Catholic Singers       Spring 2024

Required performances are underlined and highlighted; other requirements are in red




Jan. 5th

All school day

Christmas music tour to elementary schools and/or Ellen Kennedy Living Center
Required performance for Chamber Choir & Troubadours

Sunday-Monday, January 21 & 22

All day/ overnight

Meistersinger Honor Choir at Wartburg College (open to students selected through nomination process)


March 5th


MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH CONCERT: Required performance for singers and instrumentalists in grades 7-12 &; Beckman gym

March 22nd-24th

7:30pm / 3:00pm

Spring Musical Performances - Annie Get Your Gun

Saturday, April 6th

Performance time(s) TBD

IHSMA State Solo & Small Ensemble Contest (open to interested students)
Required for Chamber Choir students

April TBD

All school day

Spring music tour to local elementary schools and/or Ellen Kennedy Living Center. Required performance for Chamber Choir & Troubadours

Wed.,  May 1st


Baccalaureate – Required performance for singers in grades 9-11

TBD - Check email


Dress Rehearsal for Dessert Concert. Required for choir students in grades 9-12. Required

Tuesday, May 14th


DESSERT CONCERT & AWARDS: Required performance for singers in grades
7-12; Beckman auditorium

Sunday, May 19th


Graduation ceremony – Required for singers in grades 9-12

Spring trip/maybe day trip


Friday-Saturday, June TBD 

Sign-up for a shift

Summer Toy Show: fundraising event for the Beckman Music Parents Association – Required for all music families (grades 7-12) to work one 3-hour shift

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