Bradley Choir

Bradley High School Choir
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Music awakens the imagination and spirit, opens the mind, and activates the body.

Choral Music Department
Kristin_Hodgson@hboe.org

What types of choirs are offered at Bradley?

Currently, three choirs are offered in the school day curriculum.  The entry level choirs – Concert Choir Soprano and Concert Choir Tenor, intermediate level choir – Choir 300 Women’s Chorale, and the advanced level, Choir 400 Symphonic Choir.  In addition, three extra curricular groups will be offered by audition:  J.A.G. (Just All Guys), Notables (Women) and a jazz choir named Shades of Blue (men/women)


What costs are involved?

Concert Choir: black and white formal outfit; informal t-shirt

Women’s Chorale: dress rental (to be determined*) and purchase of business black shoes; informal t-shirt

Symphonic Choir: robe rental (to be determined*); business shoes for women/men; white shirt/black tie/black pants for men; informal t-shirt.

J.A.G. : royal blue shirt, silver tie, black pants

Notables: black pants, colored top

Shades of Blue: black pants and shirt/blouse to be determined.

Participation fees: to be determined* and payable to Hilliard City Schools during “Jag Days”


What methods of communication will be utilized?

In addition to the Bradley HS website and Bradley email blasts the following types of communication will be utilized:

  1. April/ May 2009: General mailing to homes – Symphonic Choir welcome packet has been mailed; following auditions Women’s Chorale and Concert Choir welcome packets will be distributed on May 18th.
  2. August 2009: Student Handbook (calendar)
  3. May / June 2009 and forward: Bradley eCHOIR news blast! will be sent to parents/students who sign up email communications. Plans for a performing arts website (orchestra, band, and choir) are underway. 
  4. October 2009/ December 2009/ March 2010/ April 2010: Bradley Choir Connection is a quarterly newsletter that will be available by email, at concerts, and upon request, can be mailed to your home. Starts in August 2009!

* Uniform costs and participation fees are being determined by the Bradley Music Staff and Administration. Look for updates on the Bradley Website soon!


The Bradley HS Choir Department is launching a major district wide fundraising effort this week.   We are initiating Hilliard Idol as a singing competition to raise monies for the Symphonic Choir to go to Carnegie Hall.  Scroll down to view the attached  promotion poster below designed by our technical director, Mr. Robert Vance.

We are modeling this competition after the district wide band competition BATTLE OF THE BANDS hosted by the Davidson Theater department and of course American Idol.

Here is the info: 

  • Basically 2 divisions:   Jr. Division grades 4-8.  Sr. Division grades 9-12.  Anyone who resides in the Hilliard City School district (including parachocial/private schools) is eligible to apply.
  • Preliminary auditions are on Nov 21 – registration fee of $15 (cost of a Rave movie ticket and popcorn) gets verbal and written feedback for the applicant and a free ticket to the Finals.   Email Lora_moore to receive information and a registration form to be postmarked by November 20th with confirmation of receipt by email.
  • 10 finalists in each division will be chosen to compete in the Final Competition LIVE on December 5 at Bradley HS Performing Arts Center.
  • Judges for this competition will be from outside of our district to allow for a fair competition.    The winner will be determined by averaging  the 3 judges and the audience vote certified by Bradley’s own math department chair, Cindy Cote, who will serve as our “accountant.”
  • Winner of each division with 100 applicants in that division receives a $300 cash/gift card prize and the title of Hilliard Idol 2009.  Second place receives $100 cash/gift card and will take the winner’s place if they can’t fulfill their year performance obligation.

During the live show, Bradley Symphonic, JAG (Just All Guys), PAW, (Pretty Awesome Women) and our jazz choir, Shades of Blue will perform. Our guest choir for the evening will be the Columbus Children’s Choir under the direction of Jayne Wenner.

Promotional flyer

 Email Director  for more information and a registration packet/ form.   Contact: