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The Kocurek Elementary Koala Choir has a rich history dating back to its establishment in 2007. This program has played an active role in the school community and beyond, showcasing the musical talents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Calling all former Choir Members for our 40th Anniversary!

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The choir program at Kocurek Elementary was established in 2007. The Koala Choir has performed at a variety of school events as well as off campus venues.  Our choir is made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

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Students who wish to participate in the Kocurek Koala Choir will need to be registered to audition.  This registration must be completed by an adult and all information must be provided.

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Each year the Austin ISD Fine Arts Department holds a concert to feature the best singers across the city.  This event is limited, and students are selected by audition.


"The Kocurek Elementary choir program, known as the Koala Choir, has a proud history, having been established in 2007. This choir has been a prominent presence at a wide range of events, both within the school and at off-campus venues, delighting audiences with their musical talents. The Koala Choir is composed of enthusiastic 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students who share a passion for singing.


Auditions for the choir are held at the start of each school year and are open to all 3rd-5th grade students. However, due to limited available spots, not all auditioning students may secure a spot immediately. Those who aren't selected during their audition are placed on a "Reserve List" and will be granted a spot as openings become available.


Throughout the academic year, the Koala Choir stages two major concerts, one in the Fall and another in the Spring. These concerts serve as significant milestones for the choir, showcasing their growth and dedication to their craft. In addition to these regular performances, various other opportunities occasionally arise for the different groups within the choir, allowing them to share their musical talents with a broader audience. Noteworthy past performances include appearances at the Grand Opening of the AISD Performing Arts Center, Southpark Meadows Shopping Center, as well as visits to retirement homes and other commercial areas.


Choir members are expected to uphold a high standard of citizenship at all times. This includes during regular school hours, rehearsals, and performances. As members of the Koala Choir, each student is encouraged to embody the role of a student leader, both inside and outside the classroom. More detailed information on behavior expectations and guidelines can be found in the Koala Choir Handbook, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the program's values and standards.

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Students who wish to participate in the Kocurek Koala Choir will need to be registered to audition. This registration must be completed by an adult and all information must be provided. Registration does NOT guarantee students a spot in the choir but gives them permission to audition and participate if they are selected. Students will audition using our School Song.  This includes the movements and choreography.


The registration link can be found below. You will also find a link to view the choir handbook and a link to the audition selection.

It is expected that the audition music be memorized.

School Song Audition Practice Video

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The Austin ISD Fine Arts Department hosts an annual choir concert, often referred to as "The Choral Festival," a prestigious event that showcases the district's top singers from various schools. Those fortunate enough to be chosen for the Honors Choir are recognized as the most exceptional vocalists on their respective campuses.


The opportunity to audition for a spot in the All City Honors Choir is extended to all current 5th-grade Koala Choir members. The Choral Festival Concert is a highlight of the Fall Semester, typically taking place in late October or early November at the AISD Performing Arts Center. 


To provide interested students with a chance to audition for the Austin ISD Honor Choir, information about the audition process and details about the chosen audition piece will be distributed at the beginning of the school year. This ensures that students have ample time to prepare and showcase their vocal abilities.


The number of students selected for the Austin ISD Honors Choir can vary from year to year, depending on the student enrollment at each campus. This selection process aims to recognize and celebrate the exceptional vocal talents and hard work of students throughout the Austin Independent School District, making it a highly coveted honor for those who are chosen.

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