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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November 25

Upcoming Dates and Information for All Grades

Please make note of the dates and information below (by grade level):

6th Grade

  • Winter Concert date: Tuesday, December 18 at 7 pm.  Location: Lovinggood theater. Concert letter will be sent home soon with more details.
  • Concert attire: white chorus oxford (They will be distributed this week!), black dress pants or floor-length skirt, black dress shoes
  • 6th Grade Honor Chorus: The first rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, November 27, at 8:15 am in the chorus room. Students should report to the theater upon arrival at school.
  • Upcoming summative assessment: Students will complete a study guide in class this week. The assessment will be given on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

7th Grade

  • 7th and 8th grade will perform a combined winter concert.
  • Winter Concert date: Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 7 pm. Location: Hillgrove High Theater. Concert letter will be sent home this week.  I am awaiting final information from the Hillgrove facility department.
  • Concert attire: white oxford shirt, black dress pants or floor-length skirt, black dress shoes
  • Upcoming summative assessment: Students will complete a study guide this week. The assessment will be given on Wednesday, December, 19, 2018.

8th Grade

  • 7th and 8th grade will perform a combined winter concert.
  • Winter Concert date: Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 7 pm. Location: Hillgrove High Theater. Concert letter will be sent home this week. I am awaiting final information from the Hillgrove facility department.
  • Concert attire for females: black dress (Distributed this week), black dress shoes, pearl necklace (We have some at school if you do not own one)
  • Concert attire for males: white tuxedo shirt (Distributed this week), black dress pants, black bow tie (We have some at school if you do not own one)
  • Upcoming summative assessment: Students will complete a study guide this week. The assessment will be given on Wednesday, December, 19, 2018.
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October 9

What’s Happening in Chorus?

All Grades

Encore fundraiser pick-up will take place on Thursday, October 18, from 2-6 pm. You may collect your fundraiser items during this four-hour block.

We are in need of volunteers for that evening. If you are available, please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48aaae2aa02-fundraiser

Sixth Grade

  • 6th Grade Honor Chorus auditions will take place this week. Thank you for allowing your child to audition.
  • We are working on music for our December concert. The students are doing a great job!

Seventh Grade

  • All-State Chorus audition rehearsals are taking place on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. We will not have rehearsal on Wednesday, October 10, due to early release/conference week.
  • We are working on music for the December concert. They are singing in both English and Latin.

Eighth Grade

  • All-State Chorus audition rehearsals are taking place on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. We will not have rehearsal on Wednesday, October 10, due to early release/conference week.
  • Students participating in GMEA District 12 Honor Chorus will receive information during class on Wednesday.
  • The Hillgrove Fall Concert is on Thursday, October 18 (same as fundraiser pick-up day). Students are to be at Hillgrove in their white oxford, black bottom, and black dress shoes at 5:15 pm. A more detailed information sheet was emailed last week.
  • We are working on music for the December concert. They are singing in both English and Hebrew.
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