In Duncanville ISD, choir is offered beginning in the sixth grade, continues through middle school, and all four years in high school. Students are welcome to join at any grade level but are encouraged to join in the sixth grade.
The choir program in Duncanville ISD begins in the sixth grade. These classes focus on establishing and developing basic musical and performance skills. Students in 5th and 6th grade perform with the Duncanville ISD All-City Choir. *6th graders that are selected by their teacher may choose to participate in the All-Region Choir process.
The goal of the program at the middle school is to develop a greater appreciation of music through the introduction of more advanced choral techniques. The choirs perform several times each year, including performances for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) concert and sight-reading events. Students may choose to participate in the all-region choir auditions and solo/ensemble events to further develop their individual musicianship.
The high school choirs challenge the student with a rich variety of difficult literature and expose the students to a broader range of music with more demanding vocal techniques. Participation at the high school level includes solo/ensemble, TMEA auditions, Show Choir, and U.I.L. concert and sight-reading competitions.
In addition to the local performance opportunities, high school choir students have the opportunity to participate in an over-night trip each school year to compete in a music festival.
The high school choirs are the most advanced choirs in the district and offer expanded performance opportunities.