Music and Drama
Choral Chamber Ensemble
The SHS Choral Chamber ensemble is comprised of young men and women in grades nine through twelve. Students in this ensemble must already participate in one or more of the large choral ensembles at Shelbyville High School. Students study a wide variety of musical repertoire in this class, including solo art songs, classical chamber music, as well as Broadway, pop and holiday appropriate repertoire. This group performs at high school concerts and special holiday events.
The Choraliers is an ensemble of young men and women in grades nine through twelve. This beginning concert choir studies a variety of musical styles throughout the course of the year. The group performs regularly at high school concerts and ISSMA organizational contests.
Synergy is the award-winning show choir from Shelbyville High School in Shelbyville, Indiana. Synergy is a very active ensemble that performs regularly at high school concerts and special events, show choir competitions, and various community functions in the Central Indiana area. Credits for this award winning show choir include Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Backup Band, Best Technical Crew, and the choir has been named Grand Champion at numerous show choir competitions. The choir consists of 30 singer-dancers, a 17-piece backup band, and a 16-person technical crew. In addition to leading busy performance lives, the choir’s membership is very active in a variety of other extra-curricular activities at Shelbyville High School, including the National Honor Society, SADD, various academic teams and foreign language clubs, student council, drama club and other vocal and instrumental ensembles. A number of students are also cheerleaders or play high school football, baseball, or participate on the swimming and cross country teams. This year, Synergy’s competitive program is inspired by the tale of Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights, and the choir will appear in competition at Center Grove, Anderson, South Dearborn, and the Heart of America competition in Cincinnati. Synergy is directed by Joel Kenemore, choreographed by Mike Weaver, accompanied by Cynthia Morningstar, and the technical crew is led by Lee Kremer.