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The Sound of Thunder is a 9-12 grade competitive singing and dancing group that performs popular music and show tunes.  It is a Fine Arts elective that requires time outside of class and has a financial obligation.  The choir practices in class during the school day and sometimes outside of class.  They compete at show choir competitions and perform at various places in the Kansas City area and locally. 

2013-2014 Performance Schedule:
October 6            Renaissance Festival
November 16      3:00pm WEMO All-Conference Choir @ Appleton City HS
December 7         6:30pm “Christmas in a Small Town” @ Archie Baptist Church
December 10       6:00pm Silent Auction Fundraiser @ Archie Elementary Winter Concert
December 13       5:00pm @ Crown Center
December 18       7:00pm HS Winter Concert @ Archie HS
February 1          “Battle of the Best” Pleasant Hill High School Show Choir Competition
February 8           Northwest Missouri State University Annual Show & Jazz Choir Festival
February 22         Carthage Soundfest Show Choir Competition
March 4               Fine Arts Night @ 6:00pm in the Dome
March 28             District Solo & Small Ensemble Contest @ Grain Valley HS
April 5                  State Large Group Contest @ Paseo Academy                   
May 6                   HS Spring Concert in Dome
May 10                  Schlitterbahn Sound Waves Music Festival
May 18                 Graduation

Junior High Choir
Junior High Choir is a 7th and 8th grade performing group that sings choral arrangements in many different time periods and styles.  It is offered as a junior high elective where students learn to sing their part independently, blend with a group, and improve their musicianship and vocal ability.  They compete at JH contest and sing at various locations in the Kansas City area and locally.  

2013-2014 Performance Schedule:
December 13       5:00pm @ Crown Center
December 18       7:00pm HS Winter Concert @ Archie
March 4                Fine Arts Night @ 6:00pm in the Dome
April TBD              Worlds of Fun Music Festival
April/May TBD     JH Music Contest
May 6                    HS Spring Concert in Dome

5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir
The 5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir sings at Crown Center, World's of Fun, 5-6 All-Conference Choir, and the Winter and Spring Concerts.  The choir also performs at various school and community events.

2013-2014 Performance Schedule:
December 5       5:00pm @ Crown Center
December 10     Elementary Winter Concert
March 6             Concert for “Music in Our Schools Month” @ Rich Hill
April 15              Elementary Spring Concert
April 26              Perform at Worlds of Fun

To learn more about the Archie choirs, contact Melissa Morina, Choir Director.