Mens Ensemble is an elective course open to male students in grades 9-12. The Men’s Ensemble is one of four performing groups and is designed to accommodate new students entering the Upper St. Clair Choral Department as well as upperclassmen who enjoy the camaraderie of singing in a male choir. Members study basic singing techniques and the basic elements of music. The music is of a varied nature including classic pieces, barbershop, and popular styles of music. All coursework is completed in class during rehearsal, except for the occasional evening rehearsals (if necessary), and a minimum of three annual concerts, which are mandatory. The Men’s Ensemble always provides an entertaining addition to USC’s Choral Concerts, and occasionally performs in the community on field trips. Students receive regular grades as in academic subjects. Students in this ensemble are required to pay a Wardrobe Fee of $30. No audition is necessary.