FirstNote Choir

The First Note Choir is designed to be a great supplement to after school choirs, and school music programs.  For students who love to sing, and want a little more experience, this is the place!  Students will develop skills in solfege, rhythm and sight singing, ear training and singing in harmony. In addition, children’s chorus students will be taught proper vocal production and diction.

A variety of literature will be explored including art songs, folk songs and spirituals, holiday, pop and Broadway. This choir will perform sacred as well secular Christmas music in the December concert.

Choreography will be incorporated as appropriate. Regular rehearsal attendance is required, as are certain performances.

Who Can Participate?

FirstNote Choir is an introductory choir for boys and girls in 4th-6th grade. No previous choir experience required.

Auditions Required

Vocal Audition for FirstNote Choir, Girls Chorus, and Noteworthy Boys Ensemble: ​Students have the option of singing a prepared solo, or singing ​My Country Tis of Thee​ alone or in a group. This is an evaluation time for pitch matching and memory where tone characteristics and experience are noted.

There is no sight reading required. No previous experience is necessary.

Please bring an audition form with a photo attached to the audition.

  • Audition Sign-up Page (follow this link to sign up for an audition time)
  • Audition Form  (See Audition Page list of choir forms.  Bring this with you to the audition along with a photo)


Our program is designed to be the length of each school year. Rehearsals are one hour per week at the Marjorie Stewart Senior Center, 21907 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140.  See the Choir Calendar for specific starting and stopping dates, and the weekly choir schedule for time slots for your choir.


Tuition is $325 for this choir for the whole school year. Students will also need to purchase a Choir Polo Shirt (approx. $15) which is the same for all choirs and can be reused each year if properly maintained and if it still fits.

Planned Performances

VPA strives to give participants many opportunities to perform. Our Christmas Concert is held in December and our Spring Benefit Concert is held in May. Additional performances are planned for October and February.  See our choir calendar for details.