Category Archives: Parents

Semester 2 Choir Roster Additions

Below you will find the ID numbers of students that have been added to advanced choirs in program based upon an audition.  Congratulations to all that auditioned. If your Id number is on this list, please report to the sectionals as indicated on the choir calendar.  Whether your ID number is on this list or not, we would love to meet with you regarding your audition and give you feedback.

Symphonic Choir Chamber Women’s Choir Chamber Men’s Choir Collegium
659233 716632 663647 658326
657105 661742 669896
682446 723911 645666
668815 668841 646261
651303 668331 664565
651368 665036 680067
680601 673770
664919 663778
644698 652210
660491 663404
659608 657109
657527 724712
721582 721373

South Salem Capitol Performance – 12/12

Tuesday is the day that our South Choirs are scheduled to sing at the Oregon State Capitol from 12:30-1:30PM.  This performance will include the upperclassmen choirs at South and will be broadcast on CCTV throughout the holiday season.  If you are hoping to get a quality seat for this performance, we recommend arriving by 12:00PM.  Detailed student/parent information has been sent directly to students and will be covered in class on 12/11.

We can’t wait to see you at this memorable performance!

South Salem Musical: The Little Mermaid – Volunteers Needed!

This week, our 2017 Musical will be on the Rose Auditorium Stage! We have had a great time preparing it and we can’t wait to see you this weekend and the next!  Below you will find a message from one of our parent volunteers about helping out with the show!  Thank you in advance for your willingness to help.

Sign up for ticket sales on days you don’t plan to see the show as you need to stay at the ticket box until after the show begins. I have notes that I’ll share with you once you’ve signed up for a specific spot.

Along with the sign-up genius we have need of a few additional things that aren’t included there:

Shuttle/errand team:

Transport items/pickup items/ run errands/ return borrowed or rented items.

Helpful: clean vehicle (for costumes) or a van/pickup truck (for set pieces).  Be available to help students load and unload items (reasonable weight)

From Costco:

Battery packs for Body Mics

Concession items

*Ms. Gibbons will provide a list of her needs and you can be reimbursed if needed

Second or third week of JANUARY:

Return costumes to CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL in Independence

* need 1 person

Return costumes to SKIT THEATER in Salem

*need 1 person

Return costumes and many large set pieces to CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (will need to be delivered daytime/afternoon)

*need 1 person


AA batteries

AAA batteries

spools of thread in neutral colors

safety pins

bobby pins

cans of super hold unscented aqua net hairspray

unscented baby wipes

simple black hairbands

“armpit protector pads” (available on Contact Ms. Gibbon’s for link

sharpie markers

unscented Febriz

unscented deodorant sample sizes (male/female)

gallon jugs of water or larger (for actors/crew during shows)

water cups

bottled water

plain cold cream (Ponds – for makeup removal)

unscented super hold gel

clear or flesh tone Tegaderm/first aid tape (1/2″ or 3/4″ thick) used to adhere body mic cords to face/neck of actor (Contact Ms. Gibbon’s for link)



Poster hanging – post the show posters in businesses/visible locations

*several people

Please let us know if you have any other thoughts regarding advertising the show as we’re always looking for new opportunities!

Thank you so much!  It’s going to be a great show!!

Jodi Trammell (Contact Here)

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 Thursday, December 14.  Auditions will be held at South on Thursday, January 4th.  Below you will find a rehearsal schedule and instructions on auditioning and we will go over in every class.  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

Audition Form

Audition Instructions

Audition Scales

Audition Excerpt

Audition Excerpt Practice Track

Rehearsal Schedule:

At South Salem High School

Rehearsal 1/31; 3:45 – 6:00

Rehearsal 2/7; 3:45 – 6:00

Rehearsal 2/14; 3:45 – 6:00

At North Salem High School

Rehearsal 2/15; 6:00 – 9:00

Rehearsal 2/16; 8:00 – 3:00

Rehearsal 2/17; 8:00 – 3:00;

Concert 2/17;7:00 p.m.

Thank you to the many students who auditioned for the All-State Choirs this year! Please know this process is just a snapshot of you as a musician and has helped you grow, regardless of the outcome.  Congratulations to the following 7 students were selected to the Oregon Music Educators Association All-State Choirs:

Aharon Garcia
Ariel Garcia
Taylor Leveck
Eric Lin
Taylor Paluska
Avery Sinks
Isaac Taylor

Students and parents of students will have an email coming shortly about the financial information, dates, and other important information about singing in an All State Choir.

Our next opportunity is All-City Auditions!  Auditions are January 4 at South HS.  Information can be found in the Choir Handbook and more details will be coming out soon.  We would love to see as much blue and red representing South this year.

Statesmen and Bella Voce – OSU Field Trip Information

Bella Voce and Statesmen will be representing South HS at the Oregon State University Festival of Voices on October 30 in the LaSells Stewart Center.  This will be a great opportunity for our students to be exposed to a college campus, singers from all over the state, and grow in musical rehearsals and performances.
They will be excused from school all day and have an evening concert in Corvallis.  CLICK HERE FOR the information that has been covered with your students regarding location, itinerary, attire, what to bring etc.  Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.