All sophomores (male and female) and all freshman boys having a desire to sing in a large choir may be a member of Lyrics by audition or recommendation of the Middle School Director and/or Mrs. Polen. This choir will sing in major concerts and at competitions while exploring the possibilities and opportunities that choral music offers. Student participation and achievement will be evaluated at the end of the first semester and those students displaying satisfactory performance and 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 performances 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.