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.

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Music Dept. Parent Meeting: Aug. 22

Calling all BCHS parents of students currently enrolled in music classes or interested in music at BCHS: Our new music director, Mark Duray, will be holding a Parent Meeting on Wed., Aug. 22, at 5:00 p.m. in the Music Room. This is just before the Back To School evening begins. Mr. Duray will also be available just after the evening if the earlier time is not convenient. Stop in and see what's happening in BCHS music!

2017-18 Musical Performances & Events

  • September 20:
  • Annual Fund Dinner
  • October 31:
  • A Cappella Choir visits Immaculate Heart of Mary School
  • November 2:
  • BCHS Open House; A Cappella Choir performance in the Music Room
  • November 7:
  • Small group ensemble singing at  mass; Northside Knights of Columbus
  • November 30:
  • Concert Choir and A Cappella Choir sing at St. Vincent and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • November 30:
  • All choirs sing at ‘Christmas at the Zoo’.  6:00 p.m. concert
  • December 14:
  • Christmas Concert by Band, Choir and A Cappella Choir, 7:00 p.m. in the BCHS gym
  • Pep Band Performances at Basketball Games:
  • Jan. 24, Feb. 1, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 21; 7:30 p.m.
  • January 30:
  • BCHS choirs join other Catholic high school choirs at Marian University for a concert of the Vivaldi “Gloria”. 7:00 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.
  • January 27, February 4:
  • ISSMA Music Contest. Emily Boon, Jillian Hurley, Adam Pemberton are participating.
  • February 10:
  • CYO Music Contest, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • February 16-18:
  • BCHS Performing Arts trip to Nashville, TN
  • March 10:
  • Annual Kyle J. Guyton Memorial Scholarship dinner Details
Acapella Choir 2017


BCHS Band at Christmas ConcertExciting 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.
Band and Choir at Nashville
BCHS band and choir at Nashville, 2017

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 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 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

Mark Duray
Mark Duray

Music Director

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