March 25

Music in the Parks Festival Information

The letter and permission slips for the Music in the Parks Festival can be found here. Hard copies will be distributed to all students on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Document One: Information letter. Please sign and date page 3. MUSIC IN THE PARKS19-2jyzaj6

Document Two: Permission slip for Friday, April 12 (performance in Douglasville, GA, during the school day) MITP 2019 performance permission slip-1vhlba0

Document Three: Permission slip for Saturday, April 13 (fun day at Six Flags over Georgia) MITP 2019 fun day permission-20yp7rc

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March 25

Chorus Updates for the week of March 25-29

6th Grade

  • Music in the Parks Festival information sent via Synergy email. Can be found on 6th Grade page of this blog. Permission slips due this Friday.
  • Working on concert music during class. Concert date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Hillgrove High School.
  • Rehearsals:
    • Tuesday, March 26: 6th Grade Honor Chorus @ 8:15 am in chorus room
    • Wednesday, March 27: 6th Grade Show Choir from 4:30-5:15 pm in chorus room
    • Thursday, March 28: Boys Choir (all grades, including those not in chorus) @ 8:15 in chorus room

7th Grade

  • Working on concert music during class. Concert date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Hillgrove High School.
  • Rehearsals:
    • Thursday, March 28: Boys Choir (all grades, including those not in chorus) @ 8:15 in chorus room

8th Grade

  • Disney payment information emailed to those with outstanding balances. Students will sign up for Disney groups soon!
  • Working on concert music during class. Concert date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Hillgrove High School.
  • Rehearsals:
    • Thursday, March 28: Boys Choir (all grades, including those not in chorus) @ 8:15 in chorus room
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March 18

A Letter to 8th Grade Chorus Students, Parents, and Guardians

Below is an invitation from Hillgrove’s choral director, Mrs. Benjamin. Please note that an RSVP is requested:

Dear student and family,

IRELAND, here we come!

Congratulations! Your child has been invited to travel on an educational tour through Ireland next spring break!

We are partnering with EF tours, traveling on a custom designed tour specifically for our choral students here at Hillgrove. We will be experiencing both countryside and city sidewalk in the beautiful country, visiting places like Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Cork. We’ll be able to see the green rolling hills, history and music and folklore come alive.

We will be hosting an interest meeting on Thursday March 21st at 6:30pm in the Hillgrove Choral Room. I hope you will come and learn more. There is limited space on the trip, and spaces fill extremely fast and on a first come first served basis. Please RSVP at https://rsvp.eftours.com/atthdt6

Sarah E. Benjamin, M.M.

Choral Director

Hillgrove High School 

Powder Springs, GA 30127

E: sarah.benjamin@cobbk12.org

P: (678)331-3961 x051

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March 18

Upcoming Performances and Rehearsals

6th Grade Music in the Parks Festival (Six Flags Festival): April 12 and 13, 2019. An information letter and permission slip will be sent home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Spring Concert for all grade levels: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7 pm, Hillgrove High School

The following rehearsals and meetings will take place this month:

Tuesday, March 19: 6th Grade Honor Chorus  8:15 am-8:50 am

Wednesday, March 20: 6th Grade Show Choir  4:30 pm-5:15 pm

Thursday, March 21: BOYS CHOIR INTEREST MEETING and BREAKFAST (Open to all boys at Lovinggood MS)   8:15 am-8:50 am

Tuesday, March 26: 6th Grade Honor Chorus  8:15 am-8:50 am

Wednesday, March 27: 6th Grade Show Choir  4:30 pm-5:15 pm

Thursday, March 28: Boys Choir   8:15-8:50 am

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March 15

LGPE Results for 7th and 8th Grade Chorus Classes

7th Grade:

Performance Ratings

  • Judge 1: SUPERIOR
  • Judge 2: SUPERIOR
  • Judge 3: SUPERIOR
  • Overall Rating: SUPERIOR (The highest rating available)

Sight-Singing Ratings (Reading the notes of, and then singing, music they have never seen before with only 3 minutes of practice.)

  • Judge: SUPERIOR

Congratulations!

 

8th Grade:

Performance Ratings

  • Judge 1: SUPERIOR
  • Judge 2: SUPERIOR
  • Judge 3: SUPERIOR
  • Overall Rating: SUPERIOR (The highest rating available)

Sight-Singing Ratings (Reading the notes of, and then singing, music they have never seen before with only 3 minutes of practice.)

  • Judge: SUPERIOR

Congratulations!

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January 10

Happy 2019!

Below is information for all classes:

6th Grade

  • Preparing for the End-of-Year Project (Mary Poppins song selection and lip sync battle preparation)
  • Upcoming: Show Choir auditions (end of January), 6th Grade Honor Chorus rehearsals (schedule TBA)
  • Song preparation for Spring Concert (April 30 at Hillgrove High School)
  • Introduction to the MusicFirst software (system used to grade all students individually on their music reading ability and music terminology knowledge)

7th Grade

  • Continuing work on End-of-the-Year Project
  • Preparing for in-class recording session for an Atlanta Hawks performance
  • Upcoming: 2nd All-State Chorus audition (Jan. 18 for eligible students), Show Choir auditions (TBA), Atlanta Hawks performance (February 10)
  • Song preparation for Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE)
  • Sight-reading lessons in preparation for LGPE
  • Song preparation for Spring Concert (April 30 at Hillgrove High School)
  • Introduction to the MusicFirst software (system used to grade all students individually on their music reading ability and music terminology knowledge)

8th Grade

  • Continuing work on End-of-the-Year Project
  • Preparing for in-class recording session for an Atlanta Hawks performance
  • Upcoming: 2nd All-State Chorus audition (Jan. 18 for eligible students), Show Choir auditions (TBA), Atlanta Hawks performance (February 10)
  • Song preparation for Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE)
  • Sight-reading lessons in preparation for LGPE
  • Song preparation for Spring Concert (April 30 at Hillgrove High School)
  • Introduction to the MusicFirst software (system used to grade all students individually on their music reading ability and music terminology knowledge)
  • Disney trip information and reminders (Next payment of $50.00 due on Friday, January 11, 2019)

 

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December 16

It’s the Final Week of the Semester!

What’s going on in chorus this week?

Monday:

  • Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will work on their End-of-the-Year Project. Each group will complete Group Report 2 (formative assessment).
  • Periods 6 and 7 will rehearse for Tuesday’s concert. This rehearsal is a joint rehearsal with both classes.

Tuesday:

  • Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will work on their End-of-the-Year Project. Each group will share the information from their completed Group Report 2. They will then work on solutions to any cons listed on their group report.
  • Periods 6 and 7 will rehearse for Tuesday’s concert.

Wednesday:

  • All classes will participate in the Encore Fundraiser prize day. Those who sold 10 or more items will receive their monetary prizes. Everyone else will cheer them on!

Thursday/ Friday (Due to the early release schedule, students will come only of these two days, depending on their class period.)

  • Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will work on their End-of-the-Year Project.
  • Periods 6 and 7 will participate in a class discussion about the Winter Concert.
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