The Comeaux High Choral Department has developed a local, state and national reputation for over 50 years with outstanding, award-winning choirs.
The attainment goal for a 4 year membership in PAA choirs is for each member to achieve a high-level of confidence as a vocal musician who can perform a variety of styles of solo and choral literature, and become a valuable team-member in a choral organization. After four years of study in our program, a choir member should have a resume reflecting a variety of performances and choral experiences that will impress any university recruiter. Every member in each ‘Spartan Singers’ choir is expected to attain the highest possible level of musicianship. Teamwork is primary. Consistent attendance, punctuality, and conduct are expected of responsible choir members. OCHS Choir Core Standards and Objectives are taught in every rehearsal. With this foundation, our choir members are prepared to enter higher education choral studies or community choral groups with intelligent and functional vocal skill and varied repertoire.
Choir Events & Performances
Our school year begins with a department field day in the fall held on our campus to provide students with activities to meet and greet, learn music taught by a guest conductor, and enjoy an afternoon of games and food.
We attend assessment events in the district both fall and spring and statewide in the spring. We make a yearly visit to the Renaissance Festival near Houston or Hammond in the fall. For Veterans Day we are consistently invited to perform in various areas of our community. We have been invited as guest performers for special occasions at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. We also perform each spring for the Arts Expo in downtown Lafayette.
We attend CYT musicals as audience members and schedule community tours to perform in public businesses, schools and universities in the fall and spring. We attend a professional musical production in the spring held at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans.
Our spring awards program is a dinner theater for an audience of parents and friends. For a final school trip in the spring, PAA choirs travel with the PAA Band to places like Disney to participate in workshops and performances on-site.
Awards & Recognition for the Choir Department
PAA Choirs have consistently received Sweepstakes trophies at district and state choral large ensemble assessments. Choir members receive superior ratings awarded with medals at district and state solo assessments. Our students have auditioned and subsequently selected as members of LMEA all-state choirs and receive the LMEA Academic Excellence award and are selected District 3 Honor Choir member seach fall. We are proud to have students who are currently enrolled in several state universities with full-ride scholarships. We have also had students receive state recognition for music composition.
Choir and Band
PAA Choir members travel to perform in a variety of venues for solo and choral concerts, and to attend professional productions as audience members. Choir and Band have traveled together to Disney and plan to repeat this trip with plans to make visits to many more performance locations in the future.
Other activities provide our advanced choral groups extensive travel in the community, statewide, and out-of-state. PAA advanced performance groups also maintain association with notable universities and educational organizations which add distinguished value to an impressive career portfolio in vocal performance.
PAA Choir Mission Statement
The mission of the Comeaux High “Spartan Singers” Choir Department, in partnership with parents and community, is to offer each member the opportunity to develop and enhance their vocal abilities and music skills through participation in diverse and challenging musical experiences that inspire learners to become creative problem solvers and self-motivated musicians pursuing the highest standards of performance excellence.