The Millbrook High School Madrigals are a mixed auditioned ensemble that typically ranges from 25-35 members. Represented in this group are sophomores through seniors who dedicate themselves–year round–to daily rehearsals and who average twenty to thirty performances a year. These performances include Duke Chapel, the NC Executive Mansion, State Capitol Building, four ticketed concerts at Millbrook High School, as well as many other school performances. In recent years, they have performed and participated in Master Classes in New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, and Philadelphia singing for such notable conductors as Simon Carrington (Yale), Z. Randall Stroope (composer), Daniel Bara (UGA), Eric Nelson (Emory University), Ann Howard Jones (Boston University) and many more. They appeared on WRAL TV for their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2012. The Madrigals receive consistent Superior ratings at NCMEA Large Festival in both performance and literacy. The Madrigals were extremely honored to present at the 2012 NCMEA Conference. All off-campus performances require completion of a parental consent form. Download the Parental Consent Form
Each year the Madrigals take a Spring trip to a different city within the U.S. where they perform as well as participate in university Master Classes with elite conductors. This year, for the first time ever, our Madrigals have been invited to perform at the prestigious Music for All National Choir Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. The trip dates are March 12th-15th. Details will be available at the October 15th Booster Meeting at 6 pm, with special guests from the festival.
For information on auditioning, visit the Audition page.
The Millbrook High School Choral Department Policies and Procedures Document contains all the information needed to have a successful year in Madrigals. Download the MHS Choir Handbook
Women’s attire for the Madrigals is a long black dress, and men’s attire is a full tuxedo, both purchased through the chorus department.
Students may participate in fundraisers to help cover the cost of the spring trip, attire and the chorus obligation fee.
– Women’s Attire (approximately) $75
– Men’s Attire (approximately) $100
– Choir Fee $50
The Choral Department utilizes an online system called “Charms” to help parents keep track of their student’s private choral account. Login information will be given to the students when they begin attending a Choral Department class. Once you have your student’s login information you can view your student’s balance due, amount of funds raised, and make payments.
Each year the choral department grants a one-time scholarship of $500 to a deserving senior with at least six semesters of experience with the choral department. For more information and to apply for the scholarship, download the Marley Scholarship application form.