Gilbert Community School District is happy to welcome all students back to their classrooms. We are using appropriate COVID-19 mitigation strategies. We will be working closely with Story County and IA Dept. of Public Health as well as following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Our planning also provides options for on-line instruction, should the need arise due to health concerns related to COVID-19.COVID-19: Return to Learn, Communication & Remote Learning Resources
Gilbert Middle School has non-auditioned, performance-based choirs in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The choirs perform three concerts a year (one per trimester) and may have additional opportunities to share their music as other events arise. GMS choral students have the opportunity to audition for the ICDA Opus Honor Choir, the ICDA Central District Honor Choir, and the Midwest Children’s Choir Festival.
The Gilbert High School 10–12 Choir and Freshmen Choir are non-auditioned, performance-based ensembles which sing a minimum of four concerts per year, as well as IHSMA Large Group Contest. Students in 10–12 Mixed Choir and Freshmen Choir have the opportunity to participate in vocal lessons and IHSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Members of the 10–12 Choir may also audition for the IHSMA All-State Choir while Freshmen Choir members may audition for ICDA Opus Honor Choir. In the spring of the year choir members in grades 9–11 have the opportunity to audition for Tiger Voices, a select group of mixed voices that sings contemporary a cappella music.