Band & Choir

Welcome to the BCHS Music Program


Bishop Chatard offers student musicians the opportunity to learn and showcase their talents through participation in the school Concert Band, Concert Choir and A Capella Choir.

All students interested in learning more about the performing arts at Bishop Chatard are encouraged to contact the school.

Read about April 17 Choir Auditions

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Bishop Chatard welcomed Mark Duray in 2018 as the new music director. View a video about his vision for Liturgical Music during the school year. This video was created by BCHS journalism students and originally published in, the BCHS student news website, on Oct. 16, 2018.
Mark Duray
Mark Duray

Music Director

BCHS Choirs – 2019/2020

Vox Troiano

Vox Troiano, formerly known as the Liturgical Choir, is the select (auditioned), advanced, mixed, soprano-alto-tenor-bass (SATB) chorale (large chorus) of Bishop Chatard High School. Membership is through audition in early spring. For 2019/2020, choir members have four rehearsals a week – two during ZERO period (Wednesday and Friday) and two during HOMEROOM. Upon gaining membership through audition, members will be assigned to Mr. Duray’s homeroom. Participants will receive .5 fine arts credit per semester.

Sounds of Silas

Sounds of Silas is the select (auditioned), advanced, mixed (SATB) chamber chorus (8-16 members) of Bishop Chatard High School. This ensemble meets as a class during the 1st and 2nd semesters. Upon gaining membership through audition, students will need to adjust your schedule with the help of the school counseling department. Participants will receive 1 fine arts credit per semester.

Note: After serving two years (or four semesters) of either chorus, you are eligible for fine arts credit at the HONORS level for each semester of membership and participation. See or email Mr. Duray ( for additional details or questions you may have.

BCHS 2018/2019 Music Courses

Music Theory: AP
Music History: History of Rock & Roll
Applied Music: Strings
Applied Music: Beginning Guitar, Advanced Guitar
Concert Band, Concert Band Honors
Chorus, Chorus Honors
A Cappella Choir
Piano and Electronic Keyboard: Beginning & Advanced
Electronic Music
View Full Course Descriptions in our Course Catalog

2018-19 Musical Performances

  • August 30, 2018
  •   Freshman Grandparent’s Mass (all ensembles)
  • September 19, 2018
  •   Annual Fund Dinner (all ensembles)
  • September 21, 2018
  •   Football Game (band)
  • September 24, 2018
  •   North Deanery Music Faculty Meeting
  • September 27, 2018
  •   Catholic High School Choral Festival, Marian U.
  • October 3, 2018
  •   Living Rosary
  • October 5, 2018
  •   Homecoming
  • October 16, 2018
  •   Spring Trip Kickoff Meeting
  • October 29, 2018
  •   INPEC Mass at St. John the Evangelist (all choirs)
  • October 30, 2018
  •   BCHS Open House (all ensembles)
  • November 12, 2018:
  •   Veterans Day Concert, 7 p.m., BCHS gym (all ensembles)
  • November 20, 2018
  •   Deadline for ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival entries
  • December 13, 2018:   Christmas Concert, (all ensembles). 7:00 p.m. in the main gym. Admission is free.

  • January 26, 2019
  •   ISSMA District Vocal/Piano, Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • February 2, 2019
  •   ISSMA District Wind/Percussion/String, Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • February 9, 2019
  •   CYO Music Contest @ Bishop Chatard
  • February 16, 2019
  •   ISSMA State Vocal/Piano Solo & Ensemble Festival
  •   Chatard-A-Bration (all ensembles)
  • February 23, 2019
  •   ISSMA State Wind/Percussion/String Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • March 9, 2019
  •   Pueri Cantores Choral Festival at Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral
  • March 21-23, 2019
  •   Spring Musical, BCHS gym
  • April 26, 2019
  •   Talent Show, BCHS gym
  • May 3-4, 2019
  •   Music Dept. Trip to Cedar Point, St. John Church & Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame
  • May 6, 2019
  •   Celebration of the Arts, Spring Concert, 7 p.m., BCHS gym (all ensembles)
  • May 16, 2019
  •   Baccalaureate Mass (all ensembles)
  • May 19, 2019
  •   Graduation
Acapella Choir 2017
Band and Choir at Nashville
BCHS band and choir at Nashville, 2017

Jillian Hurley earned a gold medal for her vocal performance in the top performance level in the 2019 Indiana State School Musician’s Association (ISSMA) State competition.

Emily Boon received a Gold Medal with her flute performance in the 2019 Indiana State School Musician’s Association (ISSMA) State competition.

Jillian Hurley, Adam Pemberton and Emily Boon earned Gold Medals in the regional ISSMA Music Competition in Jan/Feb. 2018. Jillian won the gold for her vocal solo; Adam for his piano solo and Emily for her flute solo. Emily will compete at the ISSMA state competition on February 24.

Emily Boon auditioned and was chosen by the New World Youth Symphony as the second chair flutist in their Philharmonic Orchestra. She also was the only high school student in the pit orchestra for the summer stock production of ‘Pippin’at Park Tudor. Read the full story in, the student news website.

The BCHS band and choir each took 1st Place in their categories in the Smoky Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, Tenn, Spring 2017.

Emily Boon, freshman, was the outstanding flutist at the CYO music contest on Feb. 11, 2017.

Jillian Hurley, freshman, was the overall vocal winner in the High School division of the CYO music contest on Feb. 11, 2017.
Carnegie Hall Photo Erik Compton, Jack Lockrem, Robbie Tebbe, and Zach Elcesser received gold ratings at the January 2016 ISSMA District Solo & Ensemble contest!

BCHS students Colleen Curry, Rebecca Doyle, and St. John Jefferson traveled to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall with the Indianapolis Youth Chorale and National Festival Chorus on May 10, 2015. The group performed 10 pieces and received a standing ovation.

BCHS Band at Christmas Concert

Music Boosters

Exciting sounds are happening in the BCHS Music Department. Would you like to be a part of them? Consider helping out via the BCHS Music Booster Club. Contact Music Director Mark Duray at

The rain did not deter the fun this morning @BishopChatardHS! Hundreds joined us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt!

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