The Flower Mound High School Choirs have demonstrated a passion for singing since the school’s doors opened in the fall of 1999. FMHS choirs have consistently done well both at UIL and private competitions and festivals, garnering “Sweepstakes” awards as well as “Best of Class” and “Grand Champion” awards from as far away as New York City, and as close to home as San Antonio and Houston. Choir members have participated in performances throughout Europe, including masses at the Vatican and the Salzburg Cathedral, and in concerts througout Italy, Austria, Spain and Puerto Rico. Choirs at FMHS have sung everything from masterworks of Western Art Music (Mozart Requiem, with members of the Fort Worth Symphony, Dr. Jonathan Reed - conductor), to pillars of popular culture (performance of Queen’s “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions” for the International Hotel Group’s Shareholder and Leadership Convention), to performances of music honoring our country (The National Anthem preceding The Texas Rangers and FC Dallas games).
The list of conductors and clinicians with which FMHS have worked include Chanticleer, Andre Thomas (The Florida State University), Anders Jalkeus (The Real Group), Jerry McCoy (University of North Texas), Alan Raines and Lynne Gackle (Baylor University), Betsy Weber Cook (University of Houston), Jerry Blackstone (University of Michigan), Hilary Apfelstadt (University of Toronto), and Jonathan Reed (Michigan State University). Additionally, works have been commissioned for FMHS Choirs by Jeffery Ames, Donald Bailey, Joshua Shank, Joseph Bates, Jocelyn Hagen, Tim Takach and Thomas Fielding. Large numbers of FMHS choir students have sung in all-region choirs, and many have gone on to sing in the Texas All-State choir; choir alumni are active in the performing arts throughout the country. The FMHS Jaguar Chorale has twice performed at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio, as well as the SWACDA Convention in Kansas City, MO.
There are many reasons for this success: supportive administration, good facilities, a fantastic elementary and middle school music program. But what really makes the FMHS choirs special are the fantastic, devoted students and their incredibly supportive parents. The choirs at FMHS are special in a lot of ways...we think that we’re not only special, but that we’re unique. And we think that, as you learn more about us, you will think so, too.