August 23

What’s Happening in Chorus?

6th Grade:

  • Thank you to those who are participating in the fundraiser. The Complete and Final Order Form, brochure, and money is due on Monday, August 27, 2018. More information will be sent via email during the weekend.
  • Sweet Success Contest: The chorus classes are competing for the last few days of fundraiser sales! The class with the most gains between August 22 and August 27 will win a Sweet Success Prize next week. Happy selling to everyone!
  • Honor Chorus: Information will be sent home soon about the Lovinggood 6th Grade Honor Chorus and Georgia Music Educators Association Statewide Sixth Grade Honor Chorus auditions. They will take place near the end of September or beginning October.
  • Uniforms: Letters will be distributed upon our return from the Labor Day break in regards to ordering the chorus uniform. Students will wear a white oxford shirt, black bottom, and black dress shoes.
  • What are we learning? The students have been working hard on our choral warm-ups. We have now began the process of their choral music reading. They are currently working on the C Major scale, and the Curwen hand signs that go along with the scale. A link to their most recent song can be found on the 6th grade chorus page of this blog.

7th Grade:

  • Thank you to those who are participating in the fundraiser. The Complete and Final Order Form, brochure, and money is due on Monday, August 27, 2018. More information will be sent via email during the weekend.
  • Sweet Success Contest: The chorus classes are competing for the last few days of fundraiser sales! The class with the most gains between August 22 and August 27 will win a Sweet Success Prize next week. Happy selling to everyone!
  • Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Chorus: The first rehearsal for auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 28, at 8:15 am. We will rehearse on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:15 pm. See the attached letter for more details: allstate aud 2018 opening letter-veqdm9
  • What are we learning: Students are developing their music reading skills by perfecting their Chromatic Scale. They are also learning new repertoire. Our current song is called, “Yonder Come Day”, a Georgia Sea Island spiritual.

8th Grade:

  • Thank you to those who are participating in the fundraiser. The Complete and Final Order Form, brochure, and money is due on Monday, August 27, 2018. More information will be sent via email during the weekend.
  • Sweet Success Contest: The chorus classes are competing for the last few days of fundraiser sales! The class with the most gains between August 22 and August 27 will win a Sweet Success Prize next week. Happy selling to everyone!
  • Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Chorus: The first rehearsal for auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 28, at 8:15 am. We will rehearse on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:15 pm. See the attached letter for more details: allstate aud 2018 opening letter-veqdm9
  • District 12 Honor Chorus: Nine students will be nominated to represent Lovinggood at the GMEA District 12 Honor Chorus event on November 12-13 at McEachern High School. More details are forthcoming.
  • Hillgrove Fall Concert: This mandatory performance will take place at Hillgrove High School on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The theme of the concert is World Music, and we will sing three selections.
  • What are we learning? The students are working on the Fall Concert music: “Shoshone Love Song”, a native American text, and “Ma Navu”, a Jewish folksong. We will begin the piece that we will perform jointly with Hillgrove soon!

 


Posted August 23, 2018 by chenryrobinson in category General Information, Uncategorized, Weekly Updates