Tsuruoka Kita High School
Our school, Tsuruoka Kita High School, was founded 123 years ago. Each year, around 400 students study a rich variety of subjects and participate in school events within the tradition of “elegance and liveliness.” Our clubs are very active and regularly join tournaments and inter-school athletic meets. Our music club regularly puts on concert musicals and salon concerts, and our originality is loved by local citizens. We are requested to perform by the community more than 20 times throughout the year at a diverse array of both private and public events outside of the school. In 2016 we won the gold prize in The NHK All Japan School Choir Competition, and became No.1 in Japan. We received the first prize at the Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition in 2017, and we were able to proceed to the final round where we were awarded the Special Jury Prize. We have a large and dynamic musical repertoire, which includes pop songs, the work of Japanese singers, and romantic-style music. The “Tsurukita Sound” has a bright clarity and beautiful resonance.