Symphonic Sings at OR Capitol Tonight

Please join us tonight as South Salem High School’s Symphonic Choir sings at Oregon’s Capitol for the State Capitol’s Grand Tree Lighting ceremony. Symphonic Choir will perform at  5:00 pm. This performance will be the first time in over a decade that a choir from our school performs for the tree lighting ceremony. We welcome you to join us in commencing the 35th year of celebrating holidays at the capitol.

All-City Audition Sign Up Is Open!

Sign ups for the All-City Honor Choir Auditions are now open!  Please fill out the electronic form below by December 12.  Auditions will be held at South on Thursday, January 5th.  Below you will find instructions on auditioning and we will go over it in every class at least once.  We would love to have a large number of students audition so we can be well represented in the All-City Choir!  If you have further questions, please email

All-City Audition Form

All-City Important Dates

All-City Audition Instructions

All-City Audition Scales

All-City Audition Excerpt


Thanksgiving Basket Drive

This year, choir is sponsoring South families that are in need during this holiday season. We have been asked to represent a specific group this year and have 4 families to help out this holiday season.  If you can send any of the following to school, we would be happy to put them towards these South families:


Canned sweet potatoes or yams

Coconut milk


Canned corn

Canned chicken


Tuna fish

Canned pineapple

Turmeric spice (cheap at Trader Joe’s)

Asian candies

Bananas (Please send late next week)

Papaya  (Please send late next week)

Mango (Please send late next week)

WinCo Gift Cards (Preferably $25)

Thank you for your generosity and kindness during this holiday season!

All State Choir Results

Congratulations to all that submitted auditions and the 10 that have been selected to sing in the Oregon All State Choirs!  Student ID’s of selected singers can be found below. Students and parents of these singers, please check your email and promptly complete the necessary registration materials.  Again, congratulations, and Go Saxons!


Wreath Sale Info

We have opened our annual Wreath and Poinsettia!  After a great pie sale, we expect this to be hugely successful!  This is a great way to get your decorations for the holiday season taken care of early and/or is a great way to support our students. Below you will find sale instructions and additional order forms that can be printed.

The sale runs until November 17th.   Wreaths and poinsettias will need to be packed , December 10th.   If you have further questions send an email to Michael Morter, or Mr. McLean at 

Wreath Sale Instructions

Wreath Sale Order Forms

Tomorrow: Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser & Movie Night 6:00PM


Tomorrow night we have two events for choir.  From 11AM-9PM, Papa Murphy’s “Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza,” at Candalaria Crossing 2755 Commercial St. SE, will be donating profits from their sales to the South Choir Program!  We are really thankful and lucky to have support like this in our community.  Please spread the work and come out to support South Choir and Papa Murphy’s tomorrow!  For ordering information, please click Papa Murphy’s Menu

Additionally, we will have an All Choir Movie Night tomorrow in the Choir Room starting promptly at 6PM.  Students can bring blankets, pillows, and snacks to enjoy the movie.  The movie will end around 8PM.  So, get a pizza, cook it and bring it to Movie Night to show your Choir Spirit!