Sam Barlow Choir Department
The Sam Barlow Choir Department is under the direction and teaching of Mrs. Amber Schroeder, with help from the amazing Mr. Bill Krieger
Within the department, there are 5 choirs. Bruin Choir, Treble Choir, Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir and Barlow Sound. Bruin Choir and Treble Choir are the only two on an enrollment basis, the others are all by audition only. The highest level choirs are Concert Choir and Barlow Sound. Concert Choir being the more traditional "concert" sound, whereas Barlow Sound is a competitive Show Choir that meets at 6:30 am (early, right??). The Barlow Choir Department has been healthy for years, but has really blossomed recently.
The 5-choir department has gained quite the reputation around Oregon for being one of the most impressive, but more importantly, most kindhearted in the state. This year, Concert Choir achieved state-qualifying scores! Now its just a waiting game to see if we get one of the spots for state, but either way, these scores are something to be proud of.
Every year, Concert Choir goes on whats called a "tour". This means that they travel to a university in a hub-city like Seattle or San Francisco. They are able to experience that city, explore, perform and get adjudicated by a choral director from that city. It is always an amazing opportunity to learn about a popular university, and get some valuable feedback from a choral director. Not to mention, its always such a blast! The last 4 tours have been most recently Canada, Seattle, San Francisco, and Disneyland.