Friday, December 7, 2018

Choir Updates: Holiday Concert Week

Choir Updates Concert Week (Dec 10-14)

AFTER SCHOOL/SECTIONAL SCHEDULE:
Monday Dec 10: Soprano
Tuesday Dec 11: Alto
Wed Dec 12: Tenor & Bass
Thurs Dec 13: CONCERT DAY (no sectionals)
Friday Dec 14: Makeup Sectional

Holiday Concert Thursday Dec 13: Arrive at 6:00pm, Warmup 6:20pm, Concert 7:00pm

Sight Singing Factory:  Assignment #5 - Due 12/20


Tour Payment #1 - Now Due, submit as a check to "Foxboro Public Schools Music", all ensemble students (9-12) are eligible

Choir Holiday Party: December 15: 4-8pm (Speak to a section leader for details)

SAVE THE DATE: MICCA Saturday April 6, 2019

Upcoming December Dates:
December 13 - Holiday Concert 
December 19 - In-School Assembly Concert
December 20 - Caroling on the Common

Friday, November 30, 2018

Choir Updates December Week 1

Choir Updates Next Week (Dec 3-7)  HAPPY DECEMBER!!

- I am extending SRF Assignment 4 to December 7 - Please complete!

- On Monday, you will receive the Spring Curriculum music.  I will go over all the details including the part assignments for the Spring Curriculum in a separate email.

AFTER SCHOOL/SECTIONAL SCHEDULE:
Monday Dec 3: Soprano
Tuesday Dec 4: Alto
Wed Dec 5: Tenor & Bass
Thurs Dec 6: Junior District Practice (last one before auditions)
Friday Dec 7: Makeup Sectional

Sight Singing Factory:  Assignment #4 - Extending to 12/7 (Bonus points to those who completed on or by 11/30)  Next assignment will be due 12/20


Tour Payment #1 - Now Due, submit as a check to "Foxboro Public Schools Music", all ensemble students (9-12) are eligible

8th Grade Concert: Thursday December 6: 6:30pm at Ahern Middle

Choir Holiday Party: December 15: 4-8pm (Speak to a section leader for details)

Junior District Auditions - Saturday December 8,
Meeting at Ahern 8:50am, we will return approximately 12:45

Upcoming December Dates:
December 6 - 8th Grade Concert (encouraged to attend/support!)
December 8 - Junior District Auditions
December 13 - Holiday Concert 
December 19 - In-School Assembly Concert
December 20 - Caroling on the Common

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Choir Updates 11/20

Choir Updates: Next Week (Nov 26-30)

For your planning purposes (plan ahead now to attend sectionals!):

AFTER SCHOOL/SECTIONAL SCHEDULE:
Monday Nov 26: Soprano
Tuesday Nov 27: Alto
Wed Nov 28: Tenor & Bass
Thurs Nov 29: Junior District Practice
Friday Nov 30: Makeup Sectional

NYC Tour Payment #1 - Now Due, submit as a check to "Foxboro Public Schools Music", all ensemble students (9-12) are eligible

Sight Singing Factory Assignment #4 - Due Friday November 30

Junior District Auditions - Saturday December 8, will be leaving in the morning from Ahern Middle (more information coming soon)

Upcoming December Dates:
December 6 - 8th Grade Concert (encouraged to attend/support!)
December 8 - Junior District Auditions
December 13 - Holiday Concert 
December 19 - In-School Assembly Concert
December 20 - Caroling on the Common

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday Choir Updates 11/16

Choir Updates Friday 11/16

Senior Districts Auditions -- Saturday (11/17), Meeting at 12:30
Best of luck to all the Foxboro students auditioning!

Junior Districts - Please email me to confirm if you would like to audition!  Turn in form and audition money by Thanksgiving break.  Auditions are on Saturday December 8

Sight Reading Factory Assignment 3, due by 10:00pm tonight (Friday 11/16)

Next Week:
Monday - Makeup Sectional directly after school 11-12
If you have missed any sectional since Voices and Strings, come to the makeup sectional Monday!

Tuesday - Pep Rally Performance -- wear your choir shirt!
We will sing the national anthem together as a choir

Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Tuesday afternoon rehearsal 12-1:30pm

Tour Payment #1 - Now Due, submit as a check to "Foxboro Public Schools Music", all ensemble students (9-12) are eligible to go

Upcoming December Dates:
December 6 - 8th Grade Concert (encouraged to attend/support!)
December 8 - Junior District Auditions
December 13 - Holiday Concert 
December 20 - Caroling on the Common

The video of the Voices and Strings concert is now live on YouTube!

Have a great weekend,
-Mr. Raymond

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Choir Announcements 10/12

Choir Announcements Friday 10/12:

Announcements:
-  Next week will follow the same after school schedule.  No sectional on Monday (chance to rest your voices before the evening rehearsal).  Tuesday: Sop & Alto, Wednesday: Tenor & Bass, Thursday: Districts, Friday: Makeup.  Please make sure to attend sectionals...especially if you owe one or more sectionals from past weeks.

-  Monday is the evening rehearsal with NAHS, please arrive in the auditorium by 5:00pm (you can come earlier to warmup/practice).  Please have your music, water, and try to eat something even a light snack before rehearsal!

-  Senior District Audition Priority Deadline (section leaders, juniors and seniors, and past auditioners) is next Friday. (Currently: 3 Soprano Spots Left and 4 Alto Spots Left).  Please turn in your registration form and $15 cash or check (Town of Foxboro Music).  Your spot is not secured until you turn in form and money.

- Sight Reading Factory Assignment #2 is due next Friday.  Those who haven't finished assignment #1 can still turn it in for a late grade if you complete it by next Friday.  After the assignment #2 deadline passes, all grades for assignment 1 will be final.

-  Voices and Strings Concert is less than two weeks away: Thursday October 25!  Make sure you have your concert attire ready.  Bring in money for ties if you haven't already paid, this should go to Jake.  If you still owe money for the T-Shirts or Dresses please turn it in.  Make sure dresses are hemmed and you have comfortable black dress shoes (black socks if necessary).   Make sure you try on your suits/concert dresses this weekend and have them cleaned if necessary.

-  Tune in or set your DVR for WBZ news tonight at 5:00pm!  A story will be airing about the Foxboro music program featuring some of the work of our Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra.  Matt Light came in to interview as well as Ms. Tedoldi and a few students.  This should be an awesome story!  It will also be available online after it airs on TV.

Have a great weekend!  

Mr. Raymond

Monday, October 8, 2018

Weekly Choir Updates

Weekly Updates 10/8-10/12

- Senior Districts Practices start this week, turn in your forms and money this week if you intend on auditioning

- After School Schedule:
Tuesday: Sop & Alto
Wednesday: Tenor & Bass
Thursday: Senior District Practice 
Friday: Sectional Makeup

- Sight Reading Factory Assignment #1 is now past due—complete asap if you have not already done so

Next Monday: Evening rehearsal with North Attleboro HS, 5:00pm

- Voices and Strings Concert is October 25
This is just over two weeks away—make sure you are preparing accordingly!

- Dresses will arrive this week, everyone please check and make sure your concert attire is clean and you have dress shoes ready

See you in rehearsals,

Mr. Raymond

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Choir Weekly Updates 10/1-10/5

Choir Weekly Updates: Happy October

- I will unfortunately be out Monday, Mrs. Oberoi will be running rehearsal that day

- No Soprano sectional Monday please see the weekly schedule below:
Monday- No Sectionals
Tuesday - Soprano and Alto Sectional
Wednesday - No Sectionals (faculty meeting)
Thursday - Tenor and Bass Sectional
Friday - No School (Cookout at 5 at Ahern)

- New Students: please turn in your Blouse/Skirt sizes ASAP (if you have not already done so!) I’m going to place the order this week

- Turn in money for shirts this week

- Turn in forms and money for Senior Districts

- First Sight Singing Factory assignment is due this Friday 10/5

- Rehearsal with orchestra on Tuesday morning 
(Need leaders to come setup full risers and shells on stage before school on Tuesday, I’ll send a separate email to you about this)

October Upcoming Events:
Friday 10/5: Fall Cookout/Anthem, Call Time = 5:00pm
-  Monday 10/15: Evening Rehearsal w/NAHS
Thursday 10/25: Voices and Strings Concert