And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:15-17
At Crean Lutheran High School, we use our gifts joyfully as a response to the gift he first gave us: His Son Jesus Christ! The Crean Lutheran campus is alive with the sounds of four choirs, five instrumental ensembles, and two student-led worship teams. Over 200 student musicians have dedicated their time at Crean Lutheran to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through music!
All students are invited to audition for one or more of our CLHS Music Ensembles.
Symphony Orchestra is a full-scale, auditioned ensemble that performs all genres of orchestral literature. This group performs for all major concerts and events, both on and off campus. A String Quartet is also assembled from Honors Orchestra.
All students with instrumental experience are invited to apply (Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion)
This ensemble mirrors the instrumentation of the historic Marching Band or Field Band. Using Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion, students will perform a vast amount of repertoire that ranges from arrangements of Baroque and Classical music, to Modern music and Rock music.
As part of Honors Concert Band, a Jazz Band and Jazz Combo will also perform throughout the year. The Jazz Band is a “Big Band” style ensemble. We play traditional big band swing, as well as latin, afro-cuban, funk, and rock.
Concert Handbells is a non-auditioned handbell ensemble comprised of 6-12 ringers. The ensemble performs at most major concerts throughout the year, and takes part in annual festivals. The repertoire played in this ensemble follows many styles and typically fits within a 2-4 octave range of bells.
All are encouraged to join!
Chamber Choir is a 16 voice select SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir, auditioned from Concert Choir. This group travels often around Orange County, singing multiple times throughout the year as ambassadors for Crean Lutheran High School and joins the Concert Choir on all tours.
If there are open spots, auditions take place at the beginning of each school year.
Worship Teams at CLHS are taught by Mr. Dawson and supervised by Pastor Tim Unke. These ensembles regularly lead the school in song during chapel services. Additionally, these ensembles receive technical instruction by Mr. Dylan Busdeicker.
Worship Team assists with leading worship both on and off campus multiple times throughout the school year. Made up of students who are still developing musicianship foundations, this ensemble focusses on the fundamentals of note, rhythm, and chord reading, basic music theory, and harmonization. Students are recommended to audition for this ensemble after playing their desired instrument for 1-2 years.