Boys’ Chorus (Yankee)
The Boys’ Chorus continues to grow and develop, but has now established itself as a group that is eclectic, entertaining, and skilled. Healthy vocal technique and music theory are taught through a focused rehearsal process while learning a wide variety of repertoire—from sea shanties, to Gregorian chant, to doo-wop, and much more. The group is open to all male students, whether their voice has changed or not—in fact, it is crucial for a young man to sing while approaching adolescence: it is key for a lifetime of singing growth and enjoyment. Performance opportunities include the annual Falmouth Academy concerts, Cape and State chorus festivals, collaborations with Falmouth Academy Girls' Chorus, run-outs, gigs, and more. Open to male students in all grades.
Girls’ Chorus (Yankee)
Students in the Girls' Chorus develop healthy vocal technique, learn musical skills, and gain personal confidence while making wonderful music and bonding as an ensemble. Musical selections are drawn from all periods and styles, including classical, folk, world music, jazz, Broadway, and contemporary. The Girls’ Chorus also sings combined pieces with the Boys’ Chorus throughout the year. Performances include the annual Falmouth Academy Music Department concerts, programs for local nursing homes and clubs, and FA Graduation. Adjudicated choral festivals and guest appearances at outside concerts are also considered. All singers are encouraged to participate in regional and state choral festivals. Open to female students in all grades.
Mixed Instrumental Ensemble (Weller)
Mixed Instrumental Ensemble, Advanced (Scharr)
Students at Falmouth Academy sign up for one or more of four instrumental ensembles: String, Rhythm (piano, guitar, bass and percussion), Mixed Ensemble and Advanced Mixed Ensemble. All students study and perform from the classical, jazz, rock and pop genres. Ensembles may play as a “stand-alone” unit but also play as part of the overall larger ensembles of Symphony and Jazz.
Each section meets once a week for 75-minutes and students may sign up for more than one section. Participation in Advanced Mixed Ensemble are asked to audition for a music festival of their choice but we recommend All-Cape. All instrumentalists are asked to engage in outside private lessons to help them become more proficient on their instrument and keep up with the class. Open to students in all grades.