Cantus: 5th-9th


Rehearsal Schedule

All rehearsals are held at Northminister Presbyterian Church


  • Cantabile
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Cantoris
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Cappella
    6:30 – 8:30pm


  • Music Makers
    4:30 - 5:20pm (1st Grade and younger 2nd Graders)​


  • Cantus
    4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Cantoris
    4;30 – 6:00pm
2300 Sierra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Level III: 5th - 9th grade

This level extends a further challenging program of music repertoire, musical concepts and performing experiences. The expectations and personal responsibility of singers are increased, the training more intense and the rewards are fulfilling. Singers are exposed to two-and three-part repertoire in two or three additional languages. This ensemble will be composed of singers ages 10 – 14 with a few musically mature 4th graders.


  • To increase physical and mental stamina in rehearsal situations
  • To be competent and consistent in all performing demands
  • To be encouraging and supportive to fellow choristers
  • To be on time for rehearsals
  • To consistently bring music folders, pencils and water bottles
  • To maintain good attendance and be communicative with director
  • regarding absences and other issues of concern
  • To balance the demands of school, outside activities with choral
  • expectations
  • To treat SCC commitment with responsibility and integrity


  • To exhibit a beauty and consistency in vocal quality
  • To be able to hold one’s part in a round or canon
  • To be able to hold one’s part in a known song
  • To sing with consistency of breath and relaxation of the jaw for
  • resonance and brilliance in tone production


  • To have ability to sight-read a simple musical example that moves predominantly by steps with some skips To have knowledge of the basic rhythmic notations and terms f-loud, p-soft, crescendo, decrescendo, ritardando, treble clef, staff, barlines, meter (two, three and four), repeat signs, staccato, some note names; quarter, whole, half, eighth notes and their equivalent rests (written test or oral assessment)
  • To sing a diatonic scale with accuracy using solfège Do-Re-Mi
  • To sing melodic patterns with accuracy
  • To clap rhythmic patterns with accuracy

Tour: This level will be encouraged to go on tour