High School Choir

High School Choir is a class available to all students in Grades 9-12.  Choir has always been a part of Grand View Christian School.  It is the desire of the school to train students in using their gifts for the glory of God.  The choir sings in their annual Christmas concert and Spring Concert.  They also participate in the annual IHSMA Large Group contest.  The choir has received a Division 1 rating at state Large Group for the last 11 years. 


All State

Auditions for Iowa’s All-State Chorus are conducted every year in October.  Students who are in High School choir have the opportunity to audition for the chorus.  Grand View has had 5 students selected to the IHSMA All-State Chorus.


Opus Honor Choir

Students in Middle School Choir can audition for the ICDA Opus Honor Choir.  Grand View has had 3 students selected to the ICDA Opus Honor Choir.



Hopesong is made up of a select group of 16 High School students who audition from our larger high school choir.  Hopesong participates in a variety of activities during the year.  In December they carol to shut-ins and sing in different Christmas concerts.  In February they deliver Singing Valentines to help raise funds for their annual trip.  During March, April, and May they do concerts in different churches around the Des Moines Metro area and tour out of state.  Previous trips include: Kansas City, Omaha, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.  Recently the group received first place in their division at the Festival of Music at Worlds of Fun.  Hopesong are directed by Jonathan Nilius and accompanied by Sue Fisher.


Worship Team

The Grand View Worship Team exists to glorify God through music and to serve others by leading in music.

-This opportunity is offered to High School students who are currently in band or choir. 
-Must demonstrate musical competency on their instrument or voice
-Must be a Christ-follower
-Must be worshipers on and off the platform. Anyone who has difficulty worshiping at home or in the congregation is not ready to be a leader.
-Must maintain a grade point average of 1.67 or higher at all times.
-Cannot have a failing grade in any class.  
-Must commit to the practice times and schedule.