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Marcus Idol – Marcus Idol is a school-wide competition to find the best singers at Marcus High School. Each year, during the fall, all Marcus students have the opportunity to audition to be a part of the Marcus Idol Show. Guest judges rate the performances. The combined judges’ scores equal 66% of the total score and the other 34% comes from audience votes through monetary donations. Together, the judges’ scores and the audience votes determine the Marcus Idol. Trophies are awarded to the students with the top three scores. There is $5 admission price at the door. Who will be the next Marcus Idol?

Fall Cluster Concert – The High School and Middle School Choir programs in the Marcus Cluster combine to give the first concert of the year.

Master Work Concert – The Varsity ensembles of the Marcus Choir and Marcus Orchestra departments will combine to present Dan Forrest’s master work Requiem for the Living. This moving work forms a narrative for the living, and their own struggle with pain and sorrow, as for the dead.

Madrigal Dinner – The Marcus Choir Program established its rich tradition of the annual Madrigal Feaste in December of 2007. The Marcus cafeteria is transformed into a medieval castle and dining hall to replicate the Renaissance Feasts held in great halls throughout England. Festivities begin when guests are welcomed by the Royal Court amidst entertainment by choir members featuring a lighthearted play and music from the medieval to renaissance periods. The dinner consists of multiple courses served by the performers as roaming ensembles of musicians entertain. Traditional songs include the Boar’s Head Carol, which is accompanied by the procession of the boar’s head, and the Wassail Song, to which guests are invited to join in on the celebration with a toast. A concert of choral music follows the meal and the evening concludes with an invitation from the Royal Court to enjoy desserts as they mingle among the performers and other guests. Check the Marcus Choir homepage later this fall for more information on this event.

Pop Concert – This fun, themed concert showcases choir, solo and group performances. Students from all choirs can audition for solo and group spots. Every year the theme of this concert changes stay tuned to find out this year’s theme!

The North Texas A cappella Festival – High School a cappella groups from across the DFW metroplex come together for this high energy showcase.

Spring Concert – Come and enjoy the culmination of the year’s work in this concert. Groups perform selections from UIL literature in addition to new music. We also recognize our graduating seniors for their contributions to the Marcus Choir department over the years.

Other Choir Opportunities

TMEA All-Region/State                                                                                                                              Click the link below for information on the All-Region/State Auditions.                                                                                                                                                          

All Region/State

Tri-M National Music Honor Society                                                                                                       Tri-M is an honor society sponsored by the National Association for Music Education that eligible students can be invited to join. Students are invited in the spring of each year to join the organization. The criteria for invitation are listed below.

  • 3.5 Weighted GPA or above
  • 5 consecutive semesters in Choir/Band/Orchestra
  • Program Service/Leadership
  • Musical Achievement

Tri-M Music Honor Society website

In order to stay a member in good standing and earn their honor cords for graduation, students are required to complete and log 10 hours of music-related community service each semester. Students receive guidelines for these hours upon induction to the Tri-M National Music Honor Society.

TMEA Music Scholars The TMEA Music Scholars award is awarded students that have shown academic, scholastic and dedication to their school music program. Students eligible for this award receive a certificate and patch to note their achievement form the Texas Music Educators Association. The criteria for the award are listed below.

  • Year-long membership in Choir
  • Overall A average
  • Maintain academic eligibility all year
  • Makes Region Choir
  • Performs a Class 1 Solo at Solo & Ensemble
  • Honorable behavior and discipline