Bel Canto (which means “beautiful singing”) is the only ensemble available for Freshman Girls. Any freshman female interested in singing is eligible for this ladies’ ensemble. Placement will be decided by audition or recommendation of the Middle School Director and/or Mrs. Polen. This group will sing in major concerts and at competitions while focusing on musicianship and singing skills. Student participation and achievement will be evaluated at the end of the first semester and those students displaying satisfactory performance participation will continue with the second semester. Students who do not attend choir performances and/or are not performing in a satisfactory manner will be removed from choir. Attendance is required at all extra practices and participation in concerts is mandatory. There are concerts outside of the school day. Failure to attend these performances and/or performing in an unsatisfactory manner will result in disciplinary and/or academic action.