2017 State Contest Schedule

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The Advanced Choir, Mens & Womens Choruses, Concert Choir, and Freshman Choir will be competing at the OMEA State Adjudicated Event at Jackson High School on Friday, April 21st.  The schedule for the evening is as follows: STATE ADJUDICATED EVENT INFORMATION Massillon Washington High School Vocal Department Friday, April 21st—Jackson High School   ADVANCED, MENS/WOMENS,…

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Success for MJHS at Solo & Ensemble

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 was a banner day for the Massillon Junior High School Vocal Students who performed at OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest held at Tuslaw High School. MJHS vocal soloists earned 16 Superior Ratings and 2 Excellent Ratings. MJHS vocal ensembles earned 12 Superior Ratings and 5 Excellent Ratings. Both Mr. Rock and…

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Massillon Students Perform with All State Choir

On February 4, 2017, five students from the Massillon Choir Program performed with the All State Choir held in Cleveland, OH. The All State Choir is made up of the top high school choral singers from around the state and chosen based on a recorded audition. The students chosen must go to rehearsals outside of…

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Mr. Rock Selected North Lawrence Fire Chief

Congratulations are in order for Jason Rock, choir director at Massillon Intermediate/Junior High School, as he began serving as North Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department Chief on January 1!  He has been with the fire department since 2004, and is the seventh chief in the department’s 61 year history. From the article in the Massillon Independent:…

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Messiah receives Arts in Stark grant

The Arts in Stark Board of Directors, at its December meeting, approved over $1,000,000 in grant requests to arts programs throughout Stark County.  Included in that number is a $2,000 Special Projects grant to the Washington High School Alumni Association for outreach/publicity/marketing for the annual production of Handel’s Messiah. Special Projects grants go to smaller…

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Save the Messiah

The Messiah is in danger! The annual production of The Messiah is facing a number of challenges that must change to ensure its survival - funding, alumni participation, and audience support.

More information may be found on the Save the Messiah page.

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Washingtonians

The Washingtonians is especially designed for students wishing for an extremely intense experience in musical theater, singing, and audience communication. This group is extremely exclusive, and will function in show choir style, to serve the needs of community entertainment.

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Advanced Choir

Only students who can maintain the highest standards of musical excellence through performance will be permitted to hold membership in the Washington High School Advanced Choir. Auditions will be held each spring, at registration time.

Emphasis will be placed on a greater mastery of performance skills of a varied repertoire of music from all periods.

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Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an auditioned group of upperclassmen at W.H.S., selected for their vocal ability, attitude, and desire to continue improving in the vocal arts. Standards are higher than those of the Freshman Choir.

Emphasis will be placed upon the learning of vocal control, musical and stylistic interpretation, and advancing basic musicianship.

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Freshman Choir

The Freshman Choir is open to all Freshman students of Washington High School, pending an audition with the Director establishing the student’s desire and capability to sing.

Emphasis in learning will be placed on basic musical skills and vocal production, through a wide variety of literature.

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