The Crestview High School Chorus is presently in its’ sixteenth year of direction by Kevin Lusk. Mr. Lusk is a graduate of the Florida State University and has been directing choirs for 26 years. The CHS Chorus features five different choirs: Chanticleer, Destiny, Chorale, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Choir. Over the years, CHS Choirs have performed on the steps of the United States Capital in Washington D.C., at the Delores Basillica in San Francisco, at the St. George Cathedral in London, and three times on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York. Chanticleer and Destiny have frequently been featured at Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center, Animal Kingdom, Grand Floridian Hotel, and Downtown Marketplace. Since 1995, Chorale has been selected for eight performances of the Disney Candlelight Processional. For over a decade, CHS Choirs have consistently received Superior ratings at both Florida Vocal Association District and State level Music Performance Assessments. They have earned Gold and Silver ratings in national competitions in Georgia, Mississippi and California, and at an international festival at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. Individual choral students have been involved yearly in All County Choirs, All State choirs, and college honor choirs. The Crestview Choral program also performs locally throughout Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia counties.
Crestview High School Chorus has the following divisions:
- Made up of ten male and ten female vocalists who perform 20 – 30 times during each school year, Chanticleer is our elite show choir.
- Made up of sixteen female vocalists, Destiny sings and dances both locally and nationally.
- This choir is our large mixed choir. Members must maintain a 2.0 gpa and master basic musicianship to be included. There are 70 – 80 members in this group each year.
Men’s & Women’s Chior
- These choirs are where all students first start their vocal training. However all chorus students perform in these groups during concerts and District and State MPA.