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Respect, Integrity, Unity and Pride: What it Means to Us
The UHS Choral program is a place where students can grow and flourish while building their singing skills. The UHS "Core Four" take on their own unique forms in the choir room:
Participation in any choral group requires that all members learn a new level of RESPECT for one another. Singing is a very personal skill and art form; to share it with others means taking some risks and putting a piece of yourself out there to be judged by others. In the choir room, students learn to give and receive constructive criticism in order to grow personally as well as a group, while maintaining a level of RESPECT for one another.
Choir members rely on one another. A choir is only as strong as its weakest member. Therefore INTEGRITY is imperative in our ensembles. We trust one another to do our best work, achieving at out highest potential during rehearsals, following through with our commitments to one another and to the ensemble.
A group of singers does not make a choir. A group of singers UNITED together with the same goals, working to match rhythms, pitch, dynamics, balance and blend is what creates a choir. UNITY is what makes or breaks a choir.
The UHS choirs show PRIDE in their achievements. Our singers know that there is no such thing as a perfect performance, and that mistakes are how individuals learn and grow. Instead of showing PRIDE in perfection, we choose to show PRIDE in our willingness to continue to grow and strive for excellence, always looking for the next thing that we can improve upon, to make our ensemble even better.