And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:15-17

At Crean Lutheran High School, we use our gifts joyfully as a response to the gift he first gave us: His Son Jesus Christ! The Crean Lutheran campus is alive with the sounds of three choirs, five instrumental ensembles, and two student-led worship teams.  Over 200 student musicians have dedicated their time at Crean Lutheran to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through music!


All students are invited to audition for one or more of our CLHS Music Ensembles.


Student Highlights:

Freshman Stephanie Chung was accepted to play in the 2018 Honor Orchestra of America. She will participate in the 27th annual Music for All National Festival. The event will take place in indianapolis from March 13th through 18th.


CLHS Music Ensembles

Instrumental Music  

Orchestra (Honors Orchestra)

The CLHS Orchestra is a full-scale, auditioned ensemble that performs all genres of orchestral literature.  This group performs for all major concerts and events, both on and off campus. A String Quartet is also assembled from Honors Orchestra.

All students with instrumental experience are invited to apply (Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion)


Jazz Band (Honors Jazz Band)

The Jazz Band is an auditioned “Big Band” style ensemble.  We play traditional big band swing, as well as latin, afro-cuban, funk, and rock.

Traditional jazz band instrumentation is used (piano, bass, drums, sax, trombones, trumpets), but all instruments are welcome to audition!


Concert Band (Honors Concert Band)

This ensemble mirrors the instrumentation of the historic Marching Band or Field Band. Using Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion, students will perform a vast amount of repertoire that ranges from arrangements of Baroque and Classical music, to Modern music and Rock music.

All students may audition from this ensemble although all skill-levels are welcome!

Percussion Ensemble

This ensemble uses all types of percussion instruments to create music and have fun. From xylophones to snare drums, and shakers to hi-hats, students will learn to read, play, improvise, and compose for all things percussion.

The only requirement for this ensemble is a willingness to learn!


Concert Handbells is a non-auditioned handbell ensemble comprised of 6-12 ringers. The ensemble performs at most major concerts throughout the year, and takes part in annual festivals. The repertoire played in this ensemble follows many styles and typically fits within a 2-4 octave range of bells.

All are encouraged join!



Choral Music


Concert Choir (Honors Concert Choir)

The Concert Choir is an auditioned, 52 member SATB mixed choir.  The flagship vocal ensemble at CLHS, the choir performs at all major concerts both on and off campus.  The choir also tours annually across California and the nation.

All students are invited to audition.


Chamber Choir (Honors)

The Chamber Choir is a 16 voice select SATB choir, auditioned from the Concert Choir.  This group travels often around Orange County, singing multiple times throughout the year as ambassadors for Crean Lutheran High School.

If there are open spots, auditions take place at the beginning of each school year.


Women's Chorus

Women’s Chorus is a non-auditioned vocal ensemble, available to all women on campus. They will perform for all major concerts.

No audition is required!


Worship Teams

Worship Teams at CLHS are taught by Mr. Dawson and supervised by Pastor Tim Unke. These ensembles regularly lead the school in song during chapel services. Additionally, these ensembles receive technical instruction by Mr. Dylan Busdeicker.

  • Fall Choral and Instrumental Concert Oct 13th, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Costa Mesa.
Here is the video!