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Sisters in Song

The Choir Sisters in Song, or SIS, is our big/little sisters program. 6th grade girls are paired up with a 7th or 8th grader who shares common interests or personalities. Our sisters have parties, sing alongs, and field trips together including the christmas shopping trip. These sister pairs write notes to each other, bring gifts, candy, encouragement, and support for their choir sisters.

The Varsity Mens Choir is made up of seventh and eighth graders.  It is our more competitive, audition-only mens choir.  In this group, students sing more difficult music and focus on advanced techniques for their voices.  Students learn about a variety of styles in music and how to apply them to their singing.  The Varsity Men perform at all choir concerts, and competes in UIL Concert and Sight Reading as well as the Director’s Choice Festival.  Students are also encouraged to compete in All Region Choir and the LISD Solo and Ensemble Competition.  Our Varsity Men have won several "Superior" awards in both UIL Concert and Sight Reading and the Director's Choice Music Festival!

The Bel Canto Choir is made up of seventh and eighth graders.  It is our more competitive girls choir.  In this group, students sing more difficult music and focus on advanced techniques for their voices.  Students learn about a variety of styles in music and how to apply them to their singing.  Bel Canto performs at all choir concerts, and competes in UIL Concert and Sight Reading as well as the Director’s Choice Festival.  Students are also encouraged to compete in All Region Choir and the LISD Solo and Ensemble Competition.  Bel Canto has won several "Superior" awards in both UIL Concert and Sight Reading and the Director's Choice Music Festival.  They have also received "Best In Class" and "Best in Show" at the Director's Choice Festival!

The Downing Diamonds is our invitation-only a cappella group. The ensemble meets outside of regularly scheduled classes to master perfect harmony and prepare music for public and private concerts and competitions. In this, the inaugural year of the Downing Diamonds, our 11 8th graders will prepare a cappella classics, barbershop music, and remastered favorites!

Treble Makers & Bass Bros

Varsity Men's Choir

The Beginner Choirs are made up of all 6th grade boys and girls in choir.  Here, students begin learning about their voices and how to use them as their instrument. Students learn about technique, music theory, and begin reading music.  The Beginner Choirs performs at all concerts and competes in the Sandy Lake Music Festival.  Students are also encouraged to compete in the LISD Solo and Ensemble Competition and All-District Choir auditions.  The Beginner Choirs have won "Superior" and Most Outstanding Choir awards for the last 5 years at Sandy Lake Music Festival!

Bel Canto Choir

The Downing Diamonds

Downing Beginning Choirs

The Treble Makers & Bass Bros is our big/little brother program. 6th grade guys are paired up with a 7th or 8th grader who shares common interests or personalities. Our guys have parties,football scrimmages,and field trips together including playing paintball. These guys offer further support for their buddies.

Downing Choirs