Welcome to the Pioneer Middle School Choir Page!


    Mrs. Katherine Elshire




    1st Period - World Music    2nd Semester    Google Classroom Code - i2h6is2

    2nd Period - T/B Choir                                   Google Classroom Code - eqm6jm5

    3rd Priod - Beginning Choir                          Google Classroom Code - 3xu6knp

    4th Period - Advanced Choir                         Google Classroom Code - ehdz2ax

    5th Period - Plan

    6th Period - 6th Grade Music Rotation - (4th Quarter)  Google Classroom Code -ujsmugn


    Please email me if you have any questions!




    2nd Semster Choir Calender


    2/26  Drive thru Choir Breakfast  8am to 10 am @ Topside in Steilacoom

            Ordering information will be posted and sent on ParentSquare

    3/5 Solo and Ensemble Contest @ Hudtloff MS - Adv. Choir Lg Ensemble

           Schedule wil be sent out on Parentsquare

    3/29 Steilacoom Choral Festival @ Lagerquist Hall - Pacific Lutheran University 

           COVID Protocols will be posted and sent home in ParentSquare as soon as they are available.

    4/21 Virtual Large Group Choral Festival - more info to come.

    6/8 - Hello Summer Choir Concert 6:30 pm @ Pioneer Gym (AKA performing Arts Center)







    My name is Katie Elshire and I am am starting my 28th year in education and my 8th year of teaching Choir and General Music/Appreciation at Pionner Middle School. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Choral Education from Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters in Instructional Technology from City University. 

    I hold holds professional memberships in the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. 

    For the past 17 years, I have served on the Board of the Mountain Region Music Education Association where I'm serving as the acting Treasurer. For the past 12 years I have sang Alto 2 in the Symphony Tacoma Voices.

    In 2018, I was humbled and honored to receive the “Middle Level Educator of the Year” award by the Washington Music Educators Association.

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time chillin', floating on a lake in warmer weather, playing Pokemon Go with my husband, spending time with my daughter and playing with our corgi puppy.