MUSD Choral Program


Welcome to the Mendocino Unified Choral Program!

The Mendocino Unified Choral Program has been in existance for 14 years under the direction of Kimberlee Bratton. Kim graduated with her BA in Music Education, with a choral emphasis, from the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific and began her career here in 2000. She is also a local graduate of Fort Bragg High School. The Choral Program includes students at both the Mendocino K-8 School and Mendocino High School. The choirs include the Grammar School Choir (4th & 5th graders), Middle School Chorus, Middle School Chamber Singers, High School Concert Choir and High School Chamber Singers. The HS Choirs and MS Chamber Singers have received Unanimous Superior ratings at CMEA Music Festivals. They have received Silver, Gold, Adjuicators Trophy and Spirit Awards at Heritage National Music Festivals, as well as performing at Carnegie Hall. The students have attended Heritage Music Festivals in New York City, Seattle, Anaheim, San Diego and San Francisco. The students are also accepted into regional and all-state honor choirs each year.  

Mendocino High School Concert Choir Performance at Heritage Festivals 

Let Everything That Hath Breath

Contact Choir Director Kim Bratton at


 “In every successful business…there is one budget line that never gets cut. It’s called ‘Product Development’ – and it’s the key to any company’s future growth. Music education is critical to the product development of this nation’s most important resource – our children.”

- John Sykes — President, VH1

The MUSD Choral Program is dedicated to the following goals:

        To promote musical excellence

by developing musical literacy and expressive singing

by experiencing a broad repertoire of music:  from all style periods, from diverse cultures and traditions, premieres of new works

by performing a cappella and accompanied music

by providing local and national music festivals and honor choirs 

by highlighting the potential and achievements of our students

by creating a sense of community among the choir students and their families

by respresenting our school and community locally and nationally