The South Salem Choir Program has a rich tradition dating back to the founding of South Salem High School in 1954. Since the inception of the program, South Choirs have been consistently recognized for their superior performances, preparing young artists for life after high school, and community outreach. Currently, the South Salem Choir Program serves over 300 students that sing in Symphonic Choir, Chamber Women’s Choir, Chanteuse, Statesmen, Bella Voce, Southernaires, and Acafellas.
Known as one of the outstanding choral programs in the Pacific Northwest and the United Sates, choirs from South have performed at the Northwest American Choral Director’s Association Convention, Oregon Music Educators Association Winter Conference, and have appeared at the OSAA State Choir Championships every year since the event was started.
At South, the Music Department is truly outstanding, not just in Oregon, but the nation. South’s Music Department serves over a quarter of the student body and has been recognized multiple times as a Gold Grammy Signature School, identifying it as one of the most outstanding public high schools for music in the nation.
It is with incredible community, school district, and parent support that the South Salem Music Department and Choir is as successful as it is. South is very fortunate to have a very active Music Booster organization that consistently raises funds, organizes volunteers, and assists the students and directors at every turn.
Once a Saxon, Always a Saxon