Thursday, December 21, 2017

Musical Audition Information

Auditions for Mary Poppins will take place January 16-18.  Auditions are open to any student in NCHS, so spread the word!  Please visit the musical page for information on auditions and everything you need to know about the musical.  Looking forward to a great show!  Show dates are April 19-22, 2018.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Choose Iron Choirs!

Current and future NCHS students: as you choose your courses for the 2018-2019 school year, consider participating in the NCHS choir program! Check out this video for more information.  We are especially in need of more male singers in the program.  We'd love for you to join us! Come see what we're all about!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Concert Information

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The annual NCHS Choir Holiday Concert will be held Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 pm in the NCHS Auditorium.  The concert will feature a variety of holiday songs from all of our curricular choirs, including Court Singers and Madrigals.

  • Court Singers, 6:15 pm, Auditorium (new time!)
  • Men's & Treble Choirs:  6:30 pm, Room 52
  • Women's Chorale:  6:30 pm, Orchestra Room
  • Chamber Chorale: 6:30 pm, Choir Room
  • Chamber Singers, 6:40 pm, Hallway outside of Green Room
UNIFORM:  All students should wear their concert black uniform (tux, dress, or robe). All students are required to wear black dress shoes and black socks. Treble Choir students should wear all black from their knees down.

Looking forward to a great concert!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Madrigal Dinner Tickets Now On Sale!

Madrigal Dinner-Dec. 13Tickets are now available to the public for the annual Madrigal Dinners, Dec. 1-2!  Join us for feasting and fantastic music sung by our Chamber Singers and Court Singers!  Plus, musical and acting entertainment from our brass and string ensembles, jesters, and wenches.  This event will surely put you into the holiday spirit!  Tickets must be reserved in advance.  For ticket information, visit our Madrigal Dinners page.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Spaghetti Supper Flier / Info

The annual Unit 5 Music Parents Spaghetti Supper will take place on Monday, November 13 at NCHS.  Tickets for the dinner will be on sale through Friday this week (November 3).  After Friday, you will need to purchase dinner tickets at the door, and the cost goes from $7 to $10.

Fliers were sent home with students over a week ago, but in case you haven't seen that, please click here for the ticket order form.  You do not need to have tickets to watch the students perform - just for the spaghetti dinner itself. Proceeds from this fundraiser directly benefit NCHS Choirs, as well as all other secondary music programs in Unit 5.

Our performance will be at 8:25 pm, and call time for students is 7:45 pm in Room 52. Students should wear their NCHS choir t-shirt (which should be delivered this week or next if you ordered one), jeans, and nice casual shoes.  The theme this year is patriotic music, and your hearts will be stirred!  This is a required concert for all choirs EXCEPT Chamber Singers / Madrigals.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Iron Choirs Spirit Wear Now on Sale!

We have some great new designs for NCHS Choir Spirit Wear - available to anyone who wants it!  The sale runs from now through October 13.  You can pay online, and orders will be shipped to the high school and delivered from there. 

Students in Treble Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Chorale, and Chamber Chorale need to purchase either the black short sleeve t-shirt or the black long-sleeve t-shirt for their performance at the Spaghetti Supper (the one with the orange "C"...not design b).  If this is a financial burden on your family, please contact Mr. Luginbuhl and he will make sure you get one!

Click here for the direct link to our webstore.  Thanks for your support of Iron Choirs!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

September Newsletter

The September Choir Newsletter is now available!  There's a lot of information packed into this newsletter, including information on our upcoming Fall Concert, as well as our UnRaiser.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Portillo's Fundraiser Night!

If you haven't been to the new Portillo's yet, reserve Sept. 28 on your calendar and visit between 5-8 pm for our NCHS Choir Fundraiser Night!  20% of your purchase will go to the choir program!  Just bring in a copy of the flier or show it on your smart phone. Invite your friends and family to join us!

All proceeds raised will be divided among the students attending the New York City trip in June, 2018.  Hope to see you there!

Cake shakes are calling you...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Choir Parents Help Signup

Parents: if you would like to help out with concerts and other events this year, please visit our Sign-Up Genius page here and sign up!  Thanks for your help!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Help needed: Football Concessions THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 1!

Image result for concession standAttention Choir Family: the choir and drama programs are scheduled to run concessions for the football game THIS FRIDAY (Sept. 1). We need student and parent help! Please sign up on the sign-up genius here  if you're willing to help for one or more of the shifts. We apologize for the short notice...thanks in advance for your help!! 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Court Singers Audition Results

Thanks to everyone who tried out for Court Singers.  You all did so well, and it was really tough to narrow it down.  Thanks for auditioning and congratulations to our new members!  Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, August 30 from 3:45 - 5:15 pm.

2017 Court Singers

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Remind App

If you would like text updates of anything related to choir events, join us with Remind App!  I will only send texts when necessary, but it's another great way to find out choir information. To sign up, text the code (with the @ sign) to the number 81010.  

Men's Choir: @mrluginbu
Treble Choir: @mrluginbuh
Women's Chorale: @36d38g
Chamber Chorale: @e342a
Chamber Singers (Mads): @cc2c4d
Choir Parents: @ddhg29

Monday, August 7, 2017

Welcome Newsletter

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  After a restful summer, I am excited to get started on another great year. Please read through the August Newsletter for information on what's new and other information for the school year.  Looking forward to seeing the students soon!

Court Singers Auditions

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Court Singers will take place on August 23-24 after school.  This ensemble is open to incoming freshmen!  Click on the Court Singers Auditions tab on the menu bar for more information!

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Image result for ilmeaStudents interested in trying out for ILMEA All-District and All-State Chorus can begin practicing this summer!  Click on the ILMEA tab above to find copies of the scores, practice track links, sight-reading examples, and scales and triads help.  I hope to plan some ILMEA music rehearsals in late summer before school begins.  Now is the time to start working on this music! : )

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New York City Meeting Information

If you missed the kick-off meeting for the NYC trip, please visit our trip site,  There, you will find the presentation slides with all the information, as well as information on how to register for the trip and start making payments!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Reminder: NYC 2018 Trip Meeting

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We will be holding a kick-off meeting for the 2018 New York City trip on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.  Anyone interested in learning about the trip, including incoming freshman for 2017-2018, is welcome to attend!  We will present the tentative itinerary, and discuss costs, fundraising, and how to sign up.

Please park in the faculty lot in front of the auditorium, and enter the school through Door E.  The meeting should be 1 hour or less.  If you can't make it to the meeting, check back to this website for more information.

We're getting excited for an awesome trip in June 2018!

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Cappella Groups for 2017-2018

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for 2017-2018 Key of She and Voice Male.  It was incredibly hard to narrow these groups down to just 13, especially with 61 girls trying out this year!  Congratulations to our new members!

2017-2018 Key of She and Voice Male

Monday, May 15, 2017

2016-2017 Year End Video

Thanks for another terrific year in NCHS Iron Choirs!  Please enjoy our end-of-the-year video.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spring Concert & Choir Banquet Information

It's hard to believe the last concert of the year is almost here!  Please click here for information on the Spring Concert (May 9), as well as the annual Choir Banquet & Senior Spotlight Concert, which will be held on Friday, May 12.  Reservation forms for the banquet are due to Mr. Luginbuhl by May 5.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Musical Opening Week!

NCHS proudly presents Big Fish, opening this weekend!  This touching musical centers around the relationship between a larger-than-life traveling salesman and his adult son, who looks behind his father's tall tales.  This modern show (it debuted on Broadway in 2013) has fantastic music performed by a great cast!  Don't miss it!  Performance dates and times:
  • Wednesday, April 19:  FREE preview show offered to any Unit 5 junior high students! All you need is your Unit 5 ID to get in.  7:00 pm  Parents can get in for $1.
  • April 20, 21, 22, 27, & 28 at 7:00 pm
  • April 23 at 2:00 pm
  • Tickets:
    • Reserved Seating:  $8 all ages
    • General Admission:  $7 adults, $5 students

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dine at Chipotle on April 13!

Image result for chipotleIt's time once again to be like everyone else in BloNo and go out to eat! Thursday, April 13, if you visit the Chipotle on College Avenue between 4:00 - 8:00 pm, 50% of the profit goes back to NCHS Choirs!  That's a great deal!  See the flier for more information.  See you at Chipotle - tell your friends and family!

Monday, March 13, 2017

NYC Trip Fundraiser - Papa Murphy's Cards

We are beginning our first fundraiser for the New York City trip.  Students will be selling Papa Murphy's fundraiser cards, which are sold for $5 and have a savings value of approximately $35!  Students should sell the cards for $5, and should return all money and any unsold cards to Mr. L no later than March 23.  The money raised will go directly into student accounts that will be started for next year's NYC trip.  If you have any questions, please contact me

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Unit 5 Choral Showcase Concert Information

The Unit 5 Choral Showcase concert will be held on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 pm in the Normal WEST High School Gymnasium.  Please click here for information on rehearsals and performance information.  We are looking forward to a great concert and collaboration with Normal West and the Unit 5 junior high singers!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

U5 Music Parents Prep.Freeze.Cook Fundraiser

The Unit 5 Music Parents are holding a Prep.Freeze.Cook fundraiser on March 27.  Each freezer meal serves 5, and there are lots of options!  Gluten-free and paleo options are also available.  No need to present a flier - just walk in!  Click here for more information

The Music Parents provide monetary and advocacy support for all secondary music programs in the U5 school system.  They are an invaluable partner in supporting music education in Unit 5!  Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017-2018 Chamber Chorale & Women's Chorale

Thank you for your patience while I figured out the class lists for next year.  Parents who are familiar with how choirs have worked in the past:  there has been a slight change.  Women's Chorale and Chamber Chorale are considered the same level, and BOTH choirs will contain sophomore, junior, and senior sopranos and altos. In the past, only junior and senior girls were considered for Chamber Chorale.  The girls have been divided evenly between the two choirs, with the goal that at some point during high school (outside of making Chamber Singers), sopranos and altos will have a chance to sing with tenors and basses for at least one year.  This is the most fair system for the way our numbers look for the next couple years.  I am excited for the direction we will be moving with the choirs.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Students will NOT need to talk to their counselor to change their schedules.  Administration will make the changes for us.  If your name is not on these lists, you will be signed up for Concert Choir.  If you believe your name was left off the list in error, please see Mr. L ASAP.

Women's Chorale and Chamber Chorale lists for 2017-2018

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mark Your Calendars - Unit Choir Rehearsals

Women's Chorale and both Chamber Choirs will have rehearsal for the upcoming Unit 5 Choral Showcase on Tuesday, March 14 at Normal WEST High School.  These are mandatory rehearsals for the Unit Choir concert, which will be held on March 16 at West at 6:30 pm.

Women's Chorale rehearsal will be from 7:30 - 8:15 pm*
Chamber Chorale / Chamber Singers rehearsal will be from 8:15 - 9:00 pm*

*Please note: In the February choir newsletter, I mistakenly wrote the starting time as 6:30 pm. I apologize for the error.

Students in Treble Choir & Men's Choir will have their rehearsal during school and will not have to come for an evening rehearsal.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

2017-2018 Chamber Singers

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Chamber Singers!  Thank you to all who auditioned. The class lists for Women's Chorale and Chamber Chorale will be posted in the next 2 days.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Cappella Night - THIS FRIDAY!

Image result for a cappella nightDon't miss A Cappella Night this Friday night, Feb. 24, at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium!  This fun, relaxed event will feature Key of She, Voice Male, and our special guests from ISU, the Acafellaz and Secondary Dominance.  Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students, with a maximum of $10 for a family.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chamber Singers / Madrigal Callbacks

Madrigal Singers / Chamber Singers Callbacks.  Students who were called back should pick up their music packet on the small brown table in the front of the choir room.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Winter Newsletter

The Winter Choir Newsletter is now available - click the link for lots of information including a concert date change, and our official 2018 choir/orchestra trip announcement!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Choose Iron Choirs!

NCHS Students and Parents:  as you choose your courses for next school year, consider participating in the NCHS Choir program!  Check out this video from our current choir students for more information!

Dine at Jason's Deli on January 19 & Support Iron Choirs!

Image result for jason's deliWho doesn't love a night out to eat?  Head to Jason's Deli on January 19, anytime between 5-10 pm, and 15% of your purchase will benefit NCHS Iron Choirs!  Click here to register and learn more!